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Spare a minute to help LGBT healthcare? (lottery-funded project)

From: John G
Sent on: Friday, October 11, 2013 2:50 AM

Hi, I have a small request to relay from one of our (regular-ish) members, Kiran (who some of you may know as she's been a member for 3 years and been to quite a few meets).

Kiran is working on a big Lottery-funded project about mental health and well-being - they're comparing LGBT people to non-LGBT people and aim to explore and understand why some people develop mental health issues whilst others don’t.

Bi people tend to be under-represented in this sort of research, and they need more input from bi men in particular. To help them out, she'd really appreciate it if you could answer a few questions for a survey.

It takes about 20 minutes and is completely confidential and anonymous. You won’t be asked to give your name. 

The link to the survey is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/a_RaREStudy

They suggest a tablet/computer is more suitable to fill it out on than a small smartphone screen by the way, if you have a choice.

The results from this study will help advocate for improved mental health care provision for LGBT people in England - and this sort of thing is the only way they can realistically get a picture of how the might serve us better really (seeing as sexuality is rarely monitored and bi invisibility is such an issue).

Thanks on behalf, for helping her out.

I hope to see you at one of the next events, especially if you haven't been before and are a recent joiner - do come along and say hi, its really quite a friendly and welcoming group and your nerves should disappear very quickly (there's always a good number of other new people too)!

Mails like this are very infrequent and I try to keep them relevant for the group/our community, if you've not been a member for long then a) welcome! and b) don't worry about being spammed. Replying will go to me as organiser this time but this isn't always the case for other emails (they can go to the whole list sometimes or into a black hole), usually meetup adds info to each email to tell you so read that/check the email address you're replying to.

Thanks,

John G. (group organiser)

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