Telford Wellbeing Service News

There are just over one million lesbian, gay and bisexual people living in the UK as of 2016, a number that has only been growing over recent years. It’s hard to guess exactly how many live in Telford & Wrekin, because people can often be reluctant to discuss personal aspects of their identity. If we assume it’s in line with the national stats then there are probably thousands in the area. It’s a lot, to say the least.

The problem

Sadly, LGBT+ folks tend to struggle the most with mental health issues day by day, far more compared to everyone else.

Mental Health and the services provided for it can seem intimidating and overwhelming at times. We’ll always try not to use too much jargon with you, but if you are unsure, here are what some of the key words actually mean.

I don’t know about anyone else, but last night, watching the inevitable penalties, I was so wound up I was stood in my living room in front of the television, jogging on the spot. There was a lot of adrenaline flying over the pitch and over the country, but I don’t feel we every really stop to think about what that is and why it takes control of us, or how impressive it is when players do manage to keep their cool.

On the 1st June, South Staffordshire and Shropshire NHS Foundation Trust (SSSFT) joined with another local trust to become Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT).  This means that over the next few weeks you will see our logos, contact details and web addresses change, but rest assured that we remain the same team providing the same services as before.  

You can read more about this exciting merger and what it means for local health care here.