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Spirit of Manchester Story Week 2020 – No Going Back

12 Aug 2020 - 11:56 by michelle.foster

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Are you a Manchester voluntary, community and social enterprise sector organisation?

Would you like to share a story of your new everyday activity, as part of the 2020 Spirit of Manchester Story Week in September?

We are looking for 20 VCSE organisations to share their stories during the week of 21-25 September.

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LGBT+ people from Mexico, Florida and Thailand visit Manchester’s LGBT+ Centre

2 Jul 2020 - 14:25 by michelle.foster

Lockdown has provided LGBT+ people with many challenges and struggles including increased rates of self-harm, a lack of mutual support, reduction in exercise and more money worries. However one project is bucking this trend and is providing vital, life-affirming, community support and engagement for people from Manchester and internationally.

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Stress and anxiety: A guide for LGBT people

28 May 2020 - 13:01 by michelle.foster

lgbt foundationAnxiety is one of the most commonly diagnosed mental health problems in the UK with around 5% of the population experiencing it at some point in their lifetime. This figure is significantly higher for people who are LGBTQ.

The LGBT Foundation have written a guide for LGBT people on the possible causes, symptoms and support available for anxiety and stress.

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GM Mental Wellbeing Grants

13 May 2020 - 09:50 by michelle.foster

GMCVO, working in partnership with 10GM, have launched a grants programme to support people from communities of identity or experience, based in Greater Manchester that may struggle to achieve higher levels of mental wellbeing.

The communities we want to reach are:

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Unequal impact: Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the impact on people with protected characteristics

15 Apr 2020 - 11:46 by michelle.foster

The Women and Equalities Committee is launching an inquiry and they want to hear about the different and disproportionate impact that the Coronavirus – and measures to tackle it – is having on people with protected characteristics under the Equality Act.

What are protected characteristics?
It is against the law to discriminate against someone because of:

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