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Sexual orientation monitoring for health professionals

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Protected characteristics are those characteristics that are protected from discrimination under the Equality Act 2010.

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Eating disorders for health professionals

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Problems with food and eating can begin when a person uses it as a way of coping when faced with some form of trauma or life issue.

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Village Angels

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The Village Angels are a team of volunteers from LGBT Foundation, easily recognisable through their pink ‘high-vis’ vests.

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Drugs, alcohol and smoking for health professionals

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Mental health issues, cardiovascular problems, stroke, dementia and certain cancers are all directly affected by regular alcohol and drug use.

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Hepatitis for health professionals

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Many MSM are unaware of the risks and the potentially dangerous consequences of contracting either hepatitis A or B virus, yet both are preventable by vaccination.

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Pride in Practice registration form

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LGBT Foundation are delighted that you have made the first step towards your Pride in Practice quality mark award. 

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Think you have an STI?

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Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are infections which are generally picked up through close body contact or sex.

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What is mental health?

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Mental health means striking a balance in all aspects of your life: social, physical, economic and psychological.

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New Resource:Supporting LGBT Young People in Care

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The Lesbian & Gay Foundation and Three Circles Fostering have been working together with care leavers to develop a new resource for foster carers and residential care staff to promote the well­being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) young people in care.

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Counselling FAQ

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If you are considering counselling, there may be a lot of questions you would like answers to.

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Out with Prostate Cancer: Focusing on Gay And Bi Men & Transwomen Affected By Prostate Cancer

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The 1st ever  National Prostate Cancer Conference focused on gay and bisexual men and transwomen will take place on Saturday 14th March 2015 at The Lesbian & Gay Foundation (LGF). The event is funded by Prostate Cancer  and run by Manchester’s LGF and London’s METRO Centre. 

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rebecca

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I found this event totally 100% inspiratiinal and motivational. I as gay 17 yr old only came out to my parents in november last year however we have issues still because my dad doesnt accept me being ...

joe

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Nice one guys

LGB&T Strategy 2009

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‘Breaking the Cycle’ represents a significant milestone in the development of the North West’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans sector.

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LGB Heritage Project

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News, discussions and events around our history, get involved and come along!

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Pregnant boobs

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Inspirational women set to talk at Sugar & Spice

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The LGF gears up for ninth annual International Women's Day celebration

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Negative influences

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Here we explore some of the negative influences lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans* people may experience.

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Depression

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Most people tend to feel sad or miserable at one time or another, but when these feelings get in the way of us living our lives, it’s a problem.

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Issues faced by LGBT people

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We know that lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people are even more likely to be affected by mental health problems, but why is this?

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Positive influences

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It’s important to recognise that there can also be things that have a positive influence on our mental health.

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Anxiety

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Some people experience overwhelming anxiety on a daily basis. 

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Homelessness

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Homelessness can affect anyone at any time in their lives. LGBT individuals face unique challenges with homelessness.

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Male counsellor / psychotherapist required for trauma therapy group

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Survivors Manchester and The Lesbian & Gay Foundation are launching a new therapy group for adult male survivors of childhood sexual abuse, who also identify as gay or bisexual.

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Celebrating women in LGBT History

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Celebrating the LGBT women who inspire us.

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86 percent fewer HIV infections found in two PrEP studies

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Two studies of PrEP in gay men and trans women have demonstrated that the availability of PrEP reduced the rate of infection by 86%. This amounts to the highest effectiveness yet seen for PrEP and is superior to most other HIV prevention interventions.

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Syphilis

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The condition used to be relatively common in the UK until the end of the Second World War. Then the widespread availability of antibiotics meant that condition became quite rare.

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Thrush

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However, it can sometimes be picked up whilst having sex, so we thought we’d include it anyway. The infection is caused by a fungus which lives on the skin and in the mouth, stomach, vagina, penis and bottom.

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Non-Specific Urethritis

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It’s one of the most common STIs in men (or people who have a penis).  The exact cause of it is not always known, which is why it’s called ‘non-specific’.

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