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Dementia for health professionals

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A lot can be done to help people cope with the symptoms of dementia. At the moment, the diagnosis rate in England is only 45%, which is lower than Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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Questions about sexual partner/partners for health professionals

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Here is the recommended phrasing to ask someone about the gender of sexual partner/s. 

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Women's sexual health for health professionals

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It is estimated that at least 5% of women (almost 7% in Greater London) between the ages of 16 and 44 years old in Britain have had one or more same sex sexual partners at some point in their lives.

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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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Award criteria

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All Pride in Practice awarded surgeries will now complete the self assessment and submit supporting documentation before being awarded.

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Pride in Practice

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Pride in Practiceis a quality assurance service that strengthens and develops your relationship with your lesbian, gay and bisexual patients within your local community. Endorsed by The Royal College of GP’s, Pride in Practice is a support package that enables you to effectively meet the needs of your lesbian, gay and bisexual patients.  It will also support you in meeting the requirements of your Clinical Commissioning Group, the Care Quality Commission and other bodies that you work with.

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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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For men

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One central place to find health information and advice for men.

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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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Befrienders

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Sometimes we can have all the will in the world to get up and try new things and meet different people, but it’s often our confidence that holds us back…

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Mens Workshops

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The Lesbian & Gay Foundation are running a series of workshops covering many aspects of modern life.

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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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