#LetsTalkBipolar: Eradicating the stigma within ourselves

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Actor, activist and Bipolar UK ambassador April Kelley introduces a Twitter event for Pride Month BY APRIL KELLEY Happy Pride Month my DIVA’s! I’ve teamed up with Bipolar UK this year to tackle the million-dollar question… How do we eradicate stigma? I’m talking both the stigma around sexuality and mental illness. It’s a double whammy [….]

MUSIC: LAKY on mental health and coming to terms with her sexuality

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“I owe it to my younger self to shout it from the bloomin’ rooftops!” INTERVIEW BY HARRIET ARGENT, WORDS BY MARTINE HESS Just in time for Mental Health Awareness Week, LAKY has released her first single, Saving Me. In a powerful yet vulnerable voice, she addresses her personal struggles with mental health and hopes her [….]

Young lesbians most likely to experience loneliness and isolation in the LGBTQI community, according to new research

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“It is yet another reminder of why events such as Lesbian Visibility Week are needed for our young people who are still so clearly struggling for equality in every aspect of their lives” BY HARRIET ARGENT, IMAGE BY JOICE KELLY FOR UNSPLASH Young lesbians are the most likely in the LGBTQI community to experience tension [….]

Don’t miss this exclusive webinar on gut health

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Nutritionalist Alison Chappell will offer simple steps to help improve your gut and overall health this April BY DIVA STAFF When things go wrong with your digestive system (your gut), then it’s likely that things will start to go wrong in the rest of your body. But even if it hasn’t got to that stage yet, [….]

The unseen impact of lockdown on the mental health of LGBTQI individuals

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Drinkaware have released eye-opening research that reveals the drinking behaviours of the LGBTQI community in lockdown  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Every year Drinkaware, the UK charity that provides practical resources to help people make better choices about their drinking, looks at the current drinking trends in the UK to improve their services. Their study of drinking [….]

New research reveals young lesbians are struggling more than ever right now

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Charity Just Like Us finds that lesbians are more likely to be lonely on a daily basis in lockdown BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA ISTOCK The latest research from LGBTQI young people’s charity, Just Like Us, has revealed that lesbians are more likely than other identities under the LGBTQI umbrella to report feelings of loneliness, [….]

NEWS: Over half of LGBTQI young people are feeling the effects of the pandemic on their mental health

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“This is the biggest risk to the mental health of LGBT+ young people since Section 28” BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA JUST LIKE US New research from LGBT youth charity Just Like Us has revealed alarming figures regarding the mental health of LGBT young people in the UK. The findings highlighted that young people who [….]