WE ARE LGBTQ+ FRIENDLY
At Bexley Medical Group we are committed to ensuring people feel confident to use our service, feel supported and listened to. We strive to provide a supportive and safe environment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender individuals. We believe in fairness, equality, and above all value diversity. While most health issues affecting LGBTQ+ individuals are similar to those of the general population, we know that LGBT+ people have unique health needs and experience disparities in care.
We would like to ask all our patients who identify as LGBT+ to let us know how we can continue to improve our service to you.
What we are doing:
- We are reviewing our policies to be inclusive and support the LGBTQ+ community
- All staff are undertaking training to be sensitive and supportive to the needs of the LGBTQ+ community
- We are very proud to have a champion for the LGBTQ+ community withing our practice who will work closely with the patients to ensure high quality of service,
- We have a social prescriber who will continue to offer support and signposting.
More information is available by clicking on LGBT Foundation's link: lgbt.foundation
LGBT Foundation's Helpline Service has been running for 35 years and provides thousands of hours of advice and support to thousands of people every year on a huge range of issues. The Helpline is staffed by a team of dedicated staff and volunteer operators, all of whom receive extensive training and support.
Call: 0345 3 30 30 30 Monday to Friday between 10am and 6pm
Email: email@example.com and receive a reply within 10 working days
If you aren’t completely sure where the best place to go is LGBT Foundation helpline is always a good first port of call as they can offer further signposting and detailed initial support and advice
CliniQ are a holistic sexual health and well-being service for all trans people, partners and friends. CliniQ are a trans-led team, who offer a safe, confidential space for those who may not feel comfortable accessing mainstream services. They also perform cervical screening.
Where: King’s College Hospital every Tuesday from 4.00pm to 7.00pm at the Caldecot Clinic
56 Dean Street in Soho every Wednesday from 4.30pm to 7.00pm
African Rainbow Family
African Rainbow Family support for LGBTQI+ people of African heritage including refugees and wider Black & Asian Minority Ethnic Groups
Call: 07711 285 567 (Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5pm) or if outside of the UK call +447711285567 (Monday to Friday 9.30am - 5pm UK time)
Complete their contact form
Hidayah is a secular organisation specifically for the needs of LGBTQI+ Muslims
GAYSIANS is the umbrella brand for the South Asian LGBTQIA+ community. We bring together all resources, networks and organisations related to being queer South Asians
Sarbat Support for LGBT Sikhs.
Complete their online form
Screening Information for trans and non-binary people
LGBTQ+ Health Inequalities
Free counselling for LGBTQ+ Bexley residents
METRO Mental Health are providing new one-to-one counselling service free of charge to those aged 18 or over, identify as LGBTQ+ and live in the borough of Bexley. It is a safe and non-judgmental space for you to talk openly about what's going on in your life.
We can help you:
- Feel more able to manage challenging situations in your life
- Improve your understanding of yourself
- Work towards increasing your emotional wellbeing
- Increase your own sense of self-acceptance
- Feel supported by someone whe understands you.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 8305 5009 for more information.
You can refer yourself into the service, or be referred by someone who works with you (like a GP or social worker)