As Oxford gears up for our sixteenth Pride parade on Saturday 1 June, a wide range of events to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community are running across the city. Restore and Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership will celebrate the annual event by hosting a stall!
We’d love you to stop by our stall to talk with Restore’s Chief Executive, staff and volunteers about the Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership and how we’re helping people from all walks of life who have a mental health condition or have experienced mental ill health in the past.
Last year Restore also hosted a number of events for the LGBTQIA+ community including a Pride picnic hosted by Restore for parents from the community in our garden cafe, a Pride comedy night featuring the Oxford Imps and Dragprov Revue at our Garden Cafe, and a talk featuring our Head of External Relations Tom Hayes at Oxford Brookes University.
Evidence suggests people identifying as LGBT are at higher risk of experiencing poor mental health. Poor levels of mental health among lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people have often been linked to experiences of homophobic and transphobic discrimination and bullying.
The partnership is made up of NHS and charity organisations in the county working together to support adults locally. They are Restore, Oxfordshire Mind, Response, Connection Support, Elmore Community Service, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.
The parade starts at midday at Radcliffe Square and travels through the city to Oxford Castle Quarter OX1 1AY.
You can follow all the day’s events on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtags #OxfordPride, #Proud, and #LGBT.
LGBTQIA+ stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, intersex, and asexual or allied.