To close out the week of events and activities that have been going on around the country to mark Lesbian and Bisexual Women’s Health Week, two organisations which work to improve health for diverse communities are holding events, they tell us about them below:
Touchstone’s tag line is Inspiring Communities, Transforming Lives.
Touchstone provide mental health and wellbeing services to over 2000 people a year, whilst also working across communities to grow their confidence and capacity to demand the services and positive experiences they are entitled to. Touchstone is considered a major provider of services to BME communities.
On the 17th, Touchstone’s Senior Management Team will host a lunch celebrating #LBWomensHealth week for all staff which will include a panel of L&B women staff and which will explore the experiences of L&B women. There will be a free Caribbean Lunch and everyone is welcome. Jude Woods, a guest speaker from the Mesmac Sage project, will talk about the health needs of older Lesbian and Bisexual Women.
Trade Sexual Health
Trade Sexual Health is a health and sexual health charity, providing free, confidential health advice, information and support for LGB&T communities of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
Trade Sexual Health have always aimed to break down barriers to accessing health services, reduce isolation, stigma and discrimination, and encourage or enable LGB&T people from diverse backgrounds to share in the life of the whole community.
This week, to raise awareness of #LBWomensHealth, Trade would particularly like to invite Lesbian, Bisexual and other women who have sex with women to attend CLINIC xtra, their weekly sexual health clinic. As well as sexual health testing and services, visitors to CLINIC xtra can catch up on latest news, find out about Trade services, or talk to Trade worker available on site. CLINIC xtra runs from 11-2 at Trade, 2nd Floor, 27 Bowling Green Street, Leicester, LE1 6AS.