Support At Christmas

During the Gaydio Brighton Academy's "Back to Work" course the participants got put to the task of learning interviewing techniques and putting those to the test by interviewing LGBQT+ organisations across the UK about mental health and loneliness coming into the Christmas Season. Below is the full-length podcast from those interviews and other websites that could help you or a friend/family member this Christmas:

The Interviews


MindOut is a project run by and for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer people. Their staff, volunteers and board of trustees, are all LGBTQ. They believe that sharing this identity is essential to their work.

Interviewed by: Stefan - Academy Participant

Interviewing: Jason (Service Manager) & Erica (Chief Operating Officer)


The Proud Trust

The Proud Trust is an LGBT+ organisation that supports LGBT+ young people through youth groups, peer support, mentoring programs and the Proud Connections chat service.

Interviewed by: Claire, Busayo & Luis- Academy Participant

Interviewing: Lisa (Chief Executive Office)



Just Like Us

Just Like Us, the LGBT+ young people's charity, works with schools and young people across the UK to ensure LGBT+ young people can thrive.

Interviewed by: Dennis, Hughie & Jason - Academy Participant

Interviewing: Dominic (Chief Executive)


Friends of Dorothy - Out Together

Friends of Dorothy is a charity that champions social inclusion for older LGBTQ+ people, by hosting regular activities and events. They are a welcoming and inclusive group that supports their “friends” to keep well, have fun and stay connected.

Interviewed by: Dominic, Janina & Steve

Interviewing: Matthew (Ambassador)

Other Websites - Loneliness










Other Websites - Mental Health