LGBT+ Wellbeing

Well-being

Wellbeing – feeling happy in ourselves and not just in terms of physical health – is important. Many people may live healthy lives but may be lonely or feel isolated, be in difficult or abusive relationships, be unemployed or have money difficulties.

All these things – and many others – affect our wellbeing.

The Merton LGBT+ Forum is just as committed to our wellbeing of LGBT+ people as to our health. As we develop this section of our website, we will continue to add new topics and referrals to assist with this.

Having a good social life – of meeting other LGBT+ people, either in safe and anonymous surroundings or within the more visible community, is part of living well and also ensures that. over time, we all have the opportunity to grow and meet new people.

London is lucky in having a dedicated charity providing services aimed at improving our health and mental well-being, delivered by trained LGBT+ volunteers:

London Friend

http://londonfriend.org.uk/

http://www.nhs.uk/livewell/lgbhealth/Pages/Gayandlesbianhealth.aspx