Every August, Glasgow celebrates the lives of the LGBT+ community through Pride Glasgow.
Throughout the recent months, Sandyford and Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership (HSPC) have been involved in a variety of events and projects which are aimed to benefit the lives of the LGBT community in Glasgow.
National Survey for LGBTQIA+ Community Living in Scotland
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, alongside NHS Lothian and Public Health Scotland are conducting a national online survey to collate data regarding the health and wellbeing of people in the LGBT+ community, currently residing in Scotland. Findings from the completed surveys will be published this year. To find out more about the survey, or to take part, click here.
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, commissioned Terrance Higgins Trust, to develop the GlasGOwGetTested, campaign promoting the importance of regular HIV testing for men who have sex with men. To find out more, or to book a test, click here.
After receiving funding from Glasgow City HSPC, Leap Sports, Scotland’s LGBT+ sports charity, has launched a health and wellbeing programme. Get OUT Glasgow aims to use sport and physical activity to improve the lives of marginalised LGBT+ people in the Greater Glasgow area.
To find out more about the different programmes and how to get involved, click here.
LGBT Health and Wellbeing
LGBT Health and Wellbeing works to improve the health, wellbeing and equality of LGBT+ people in Scotland. With funding from Glasgow City HSPC, LGBT Health and Wellbeing have developed workshops, spaces and courses for individuals to talk openly about their mental health in a confidential space and learn from each other’s experiences. Find out more about the upcoming events here.
LGBT Youth Scotland
Throughout 2020 and into 2021, LGBT Youth Scotland has enabled young people in Glasgow and the surrounding areas to participate in weekly online youth groups covering a wide variety of topics in the areas of health and wellbeing, peer education and fun. Having these online sessions supported young people to navigate the impact of COVID-19 and effectively deal with feelings of isolation. Funding from Glasgow City HSPC has meant that LGBT Youth Scotland have developed a range of groups to suit all young people within the LGBT+ community. Find out more here.
For further information on Sandyford’s services for gay and bisexual men, click here.
For further information regarding Sandyford’s Gender clinic during COVID, click here.