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Expression! Our LGBTQIA+ focus group for good mental health

Burton and District Mind are excited to announce we are now taking referrals for Expression!

Burton and District Mind have organised Expression in order to explore how Burton and District Mind can be more useful and welcoming to the LGBTQIA+ audiences. This will take place over a series of 9 meetings (Fridays) - which are to held face to face and online. In a similar manner to our successful Sideways Steering Group, we'll be exploring what's available, what's missing, what's important to you and your wellbeing and identify what we need to change!

We understand that people who identify as LGBTQIA+ are also more likely have a mental health problem. This isn't right or fair. Burton and District Mind would like to invite you to help us understand these issues, and to identify substantial projects and services that will promote good mental health.

Meetings (every 3 weeks or so) will be face to face and virtual, and open to anyone who feels able to support with this issue. These meetings are funded by Mind.

Please Click Here to sign up and become a part of the drive to shape our mental health services to better meet the needs of our community.

Our first session is due to be held on Friday the 26th of July 2024 at 12pm.

And will be located at:

The Old Mining College

Queen Street





Microsoft Teams

Please be aware these meeting are hybrid and will be held both in person and online, so please do not feel excluded if you cannot attend in person.

In this first session we will provide and introduction to the project, get to know each other and begin to discuss some of the tropes that surround those of us who identify under the LGBTQIA+ umbrella. Such as, camp, the use of rainbow imagery, and the term LGBTQIA+ itself. Refreshments will be provided for those attending in person.

We look forward to you joining us!

We’re here to support anyone on mental health. But if you need specific LGBTQIA+ mental health support, this page on the Mind website has information on where you can find it.


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