Manchester has a long history of LGBTQ+ activism. We are here for our trans and non-binary students and want to remind you of available support.
LGBTQ+ Mental Health Wellbeing Support Group
Talking to someone who understands what you’re going through can offer you a safe space to express how you’re feeling. This peer support group, supported by the Counselling and Mental Health Service, is run by trained students who provide a welcoming and safe space for LGBTQ+ students to talk openly about their mental health. They meet weekly during term time on Wednesday afternoons in the Counselling and Mental Health Service, fifth floor, Crawford House. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details on how to access this group.
The Proud Place
This community hub, run by The Proud Trust, is located just a short walk from campus on Sidney Street, and offers support and resources for the wider LGBTQ+ community across Greater Manchester. They run events, host community groups, and offer support to LGBTQ+ people under 25 alongside offering a safe space for LGBTQ+ individuals. Visit the Proud Trust’s website for more information.
We have a student-led society dedicated to creating a welcoming and safe environment for all members of the LGBTQ+ community. They run a variety of social events, campaigns, workshops, and support groups for all members. We encourage you to sign up here and connect with like-minded individuals who can offer support and a sense of community. Sign up here.
Report & Support
At the University of Manchester, we have a zero-tolerance policy towards bullying, harassment, discrimination, gender-based violence, hate or micro-aggressions. If you or someone you know has experienced any of the above, or you have a safeguarding concern, you can report it anonymously or get support from a trained advisor through our Report & Support team.
- A vigil for Brianna Ghey will be held tonight (Wednesday 15 February 2022) from 7pm in Sackville Gardens.