Last April 2019, we began a wellbeing service for LGBTQ+ people in South Gloucestershire.
It’s part of the One You South Gloucestershire wellbeing service led by Southern Brooks Community Partnerships and South Gloucestershire Council.
We offer monthly LGBTQ+ wellbeing sessions for exploring our wellbeing needs while supporting people to try local services, such as;
- peer support groups;
- wellbeing courses;
- social prescribing and so on.
During our Covid-19 pandemic lock down, we’re unable to run our wellbeing sessions in person, so we used the video conferencing website, Zoom, instead.
Our Wellbeing sessions cover the Five Ways to Wellbeing, which are:
- taking notice
- being active
As LGBTQ+ people, we’ll explore the barriers and solutions to these, so we feel more connected in our communities.
How will I benefit?
It allows LGBTQ+ people a safe space to talk openly about our issues. And talk with other people who also identify as LGBTQ+. Therefore, a deeper level of conversation, sharing, signposting and support can happen.
Our monthly LGBTQ+ wellbeing sessions are online until further notice.
Please email us, so we can send you our Zoom web links:
Next online Wellbeing Session: Sunday 31 May from 4-6pm
Please call us on 01454 868583 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you feel it would be helpful to speak with a wellbeing worker.
About the service
One You South Gloucestershire brings everything together to support local people in South Gloucestershire to improve their wellbeing as well as make healthier lifestyle choices.
The service is delivered jointly by Southern Brooks Community Partnerships and South Gloucestershire Council and other community partners including Oasis Talk, Circadian Trust, The Diversity Trust, The Carers Support Centre and Developing Health and Independence (DHI). This service builds on the previous provision of the Wellbeing College, Community Connectors and Health Champions.
Aims of the Service
- Feel more confident about managing your emotional and mental wellbeing
- Feel more able to get involved in your local communities
- Feel less isolated, and anxious
- Feel able to make changes in other areas of your lives
One You South Gloucestershire is for all adults over the age of 18 who are South Gloucestershire residents or registered with a GP practice in South Gloucestershire.