With a shocking 52% of young LGBT people reporting self-harm either recently or in the past, compared to 25% of heterosexual non-trans young people (1), the links between mental health and the LGBT+ community are undeniable. Southampton Pride presents an opportunity for us to showcase our services and show how we can help those struggling with mental health issues.
We would like to encourage the public and our work force to come along and attend Pride this year, celebrating the diversity of our Trust and of Southampton.
We will be hosting a stall at the event, where there will be clinicians offering support and staff members talking about other opportunities at the Trust.
We will also be taking part in the parade that starts at 2pm.
If you can’t attend, please support us via social media using the theme of this year’s Pride #SoProud and be sure to tag us on Twitter @Southern_NHSFT and Instagram @southernhealth_nhsft!
Event Details are below:
Date: 25 August 2018
Time: 11am- 6pm
Venue: Southampton Guildhall and Guildhall Square