In the spotlight: The North Midlands LGBT Older Peoples Group

LGBT+ people are more likely to be affected by mental health problems and various other health-related issues and being older and LGBT+ can present additional challenges. The reasons for this can be quite complex but do include things like experiences of homophobia, self-image, and social exclusion. Being older and LGBT+ can present an additional challenge and North Midlands Older LGBT Peoples Group aims to help address these challenges and promote positive health and break down the barriers that the older LGBT+ community face.

At their meetings in Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire, and the surrounding areas, the group creates a safe space for members to support each other. A place to share experiences, take part in social activities, and escape from isolation and feelings of loneliness frequently experienced by older LGBT+ people. Their meetings are welcoming, friendly, and completely inclusive, everyone who attends is treated with the respect and dignity they deserve.

As well as peer support and a vast programme of activities, the group also links in with many other local and national organisations to ensure that everyone who joins in can access the support they need.

To find out more about North Midlands Older LGBT Peoples Group please click here.

You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter.

"We are proud to be part of a diverse local community and we hope that you will help us by promoting positive messages about health for LGBT+ people within your own organisations and networks."

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