Ovacome supports first annual gala in memory of London Ambulance Service volunteer Debbie Baldwin

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The gala will be taking place on 19 March, hosted by Debbie’s husband and close friends BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGES BY LONDON AMBULANCE SERVICE/PRAVIN NAICKER A lawyer and London Ambulance Service volunteer, Debbie Baldwin lived and worked in Walthamstow, East London for years. She was a pillar of the community and had a vision of [….]

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, [….]

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 [….]

New study explores social impact of COVID-19 on the LGBTQI+ community

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“When mental health and social isolation already disproportionately affects our community, it’s vital that we listen to those who are most vulnerable” BY SOPHIE PERRY A new snapshot study completed by LGBTQI+ community research Queer Voices Heard delves into the social impact of the coronavirus pandemic on LGBTQI+ people.  The study, which was undertaken between [….]

HEALTH: Want to perfect your social distancing skills? Here’s how…

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NHS England’s National Advisor For LGBT Health shares their advice for staying well while staying home BY LIZZIE STREETER/DR MICHAEL BRADY. PHOTO ANNA SHVETS It’s really important that everyone follows the government’s guidance on the social distancing measures we should all now be taking to reduce social interaction. These measures have been put in place in order to reduce [….]

Missed out on LBT Women’s Health Week? Here’s a rundown for you 💫

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A week full of events, networking and education all about LBT women’s health BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE BY RACHEL MANNS For the fourth year running, LBT Women’s Health Week returned to highlight the inequality faced by lesbian, bisexual and trans women in the UK when it comes to healthcare.  While it is well-known that there [….]

LEZ BE SAFE: Staying well while staying in

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A note on looking after yourself and others while practising social distancing BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGES ANDREA PIACQUADIO It’s all a little surreal out there, isn’t it? With everything that’s going on in the world right now, it can be difficult to distance ourselves from the constant – somewhat necessary – chatter of the multiple talking [….]