People will realise that they are lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans+, at various times in their life.
Being lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans can feel like an extra pressure for people, depending on the extent to which family, friends, colleagues and the wider community are supportive. LGBT+ people often worry that those around them, at work, socially and at home, will react negatively to who they are, and too often experience high levels of anxiety. This can be damaging to mental well-being and leave people feeling isolated and unable to access the support or information they need.
Support, Advice and Resources
Our staff can help professionals and organisations understand and meet the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans+ people. We can provide practical guidance, advice and resources to better inform your practice and improve the levels of service for LGBT+ service users.
Creating an inclusive environment is a key part of making sure that lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans+ people feel welcome and valued in any environment.
We have a proven track record providing high quality training on a wide variety of sexuality and gender equality issues to both the public, voluntary and private sectors. We offer a range of training packages tailored to your needs and relevant to your sector.
We have worked with a wide range of service providers including schools and colleges, criminal justice organisations and other health and social care providers. Training ranges from basic introductory sessions to our advanced Masterclasses, delivered both in person and online.
I was blown away by the accessible and non-judgemental nature of the service provided… I deeply value the work that Body Positive does to make Cheshire a place where LGBT+ people can feel valid and safe.
I only came into existence on the fifteenth of December last year after quite a lot of not knowing where I was, where I was going. For about a year prior to that, I had been very unhappy with my life.
Consultation and Representation
We provide a mechanism by which service providers and policy makers can reach the LGBT+ communities and ensure their effective involvement in decision-making.
From questionnaires to focus groups we can design bespoke interventions that deliver the true voice of the LGBT+ communities. We are present on a number of networks and partnerships, provide speakers for events and input into national issues promoting an inclusive agenda across a range of areas.