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LGBT Health and Wellbeing

LGBT Health and Wellbeing is a unique Healthy Living Centre initiative which opened in 2003 under the title "The LGBT Centre for Health and Wellbeing" to promote the health and wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Scotland.

The organisation’s key objectives are:

  • To provide a programme of activities which tackle the life circumstances that contribute to ill-health of LGBT people
  • To reduce levels of isolation and social exclusion experienced by LGBT people
  • To strengthen the capacity of the LGBT community to promote the health of individuals
  • To support individuals to adopt and sustain healthy lifestyles
  • To ensure that LGBT people have equity of access to mainstream health services and information which are responsive to their needs.

LGBT Health and Wellbeing provides a varied programme of services, events, courses and groups, most delivered from its centrally located Edinburgh base. The best way to keep up to date with our activities is to subscribe to our regular e-bulletin Village Voices, which you can do from any page of our website (see left hand side of screen).The 2013-2013 annual report can be downloaded in PDF format (this may take a few minutes to download). You can also download a summary of our 2013 Service Evaluation here

 

Information for people wishing to complain

The LGBT Centre for Health and Wellbeing aims to provide high quality services and support at all times.  However, sometimes we might not get this entirely right.  We want to make sure we do our best to learn from any areas where we do not perform well, and improve our work as a result.
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If you are unhappy about our work or any part of the serviceds we provide we would be grateful for comments, criticism and complaints.  These help us to do things better.  Our full complaints procedure is available here

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The staff team

The organisation’s staff team are based at Edinburgh’s LGBT Centre for Health and Wellbeing, 9 Howe Street. The office is staffed 9am-5pm Monday-Friday.

All staff email addresses follow the format of the person’s first name (as below), followed by “@lgbthealth.org.uk” (email addresses are not case sensitive).

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Maruska Greenwood, Director
0131 523 1106
 
Sarah Anderson, Administrator & Project Assistant
0131 523 1100 (general office number)
 
Louise Lewis, Finance Worker
0131 523 1100
 
Stacey Webster, Deputy Director (Mental Health Project)
0131 652 3282
 
Fiona Farley, Counselling Co-ordinator (Mental Health Project)
0131 652 3285

Alison Wren, Development Worker (Mental Health Project)
0131 652 3283
 
George Burrows, Community Development Worker (Mental Health
Project)
0131 652 3281
 
Katherine McMahon, Project Assistant (Mental Health Project)
0131 652 3284
 
Deputy Director (Community Development)
0131 523 1105
 
Stephen McCabe, Equalities Development Worker
0131 652 3285
 
Jules Stapleton Barnes, Community Development Worker (Social Capital
Project)
0131 523 1104
 
Claire Thomson, LGBT Age Befriending Coordinator
0131 523 1102
 
, Development Worker (LGBT Age Project)
0131 523 1102
 
Rose Marshall, Development Worker (Transition Support Service)

Board of Directors

LGBT Health and Wellbeing is governed by a Board of Directors, who are who are responsible for ensuring that the charity is well-managed in line with its vision and mission and that it abides by its charitable objectives. You can contact Trevor Owen, the Chair of the Board of Directors, at chair@lgbthealth.org.uk

Trevor Owen (Chair)

Amanda McKay (Vice-Chair)

Janice Gammie

Jonathan MacBride

Heather McCluskey

Alison Meiklejohn (NHS representative, non voting)

Peter Roberts (Treasurer)

Margaret Smith

Yorath Turner

 

Volunteer involvement is crucial, as volunteers support all aspects of the organisation's work.  For information on how to get involved in our Events, Drop-In, LGBT Active, LGBT Age Teams, or join our Board of Directors, see our Volunteering section.