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HERO awarded LGBT funding in partnership with LGBT Friend and Elop to tackle mental health


HERO - Health Equality and Rights Organisation is delighted to announce that we have been awarded funding thorough the Government Equalities Office (GEO) in partnership with London Friend and Elop to tackle mental health issues and improve access to support services for LGBT people.


As part of this funding, HERO will develop a brand new online peer-support service which will be hosted through www.OutLife.org.uk. The aim of this service is to provide LGBT people all over the country a platform to:

  • Talk about issues and concerns they may have as an LGBT person in a safe and non-judgemental environment.

  • Share stories and experiences which may help others who are experiencing similar issues.

  • Find support services which meets the needs of LGBT people.

Ian Howley, Chief Executive of HERO said, "I am absolutely delighted that HERO has been awarded funding to provide a service which helps and supports LGBT people. Peer-support is proven to work for people who have or are experiencing similar situations can help and support one another. When we all work to help and support one another we can all work towards creating personal and social change and help to end the high rates of suicide in our communities."


As part of this funding, HERO will work with London Friend and Elop to improve access to support services for LGBT people.


Work on this project begins immediately. HERO will officially launch the forums on OutLife later this month.


For more information about this award, visit https://www.gov.uk/government/news/lgbt-history-month-new-government-support-for-lgbt-groups


To talk to someone at HERO about this, email us on hello@lgbthero.org.uk.

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