RESEARCHERS in Glasgow are helping to launch a mental health network for members of LGBTQIA+ community.

Glasgow Caledonian’s Professor of Health and Society Jamie Frankis and University of Edinburgh Senior Research Fellow Dr Hazel Marzetti received funding from Scotland’s National Academy, the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) for the project.

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Professor Frankis and Dr Marzetti have organised a network lunch in Glasgow on May 30 and in Edinburgh on May 31 for interested parties.

Professor Frankis said: “We need to bring together researchers, practitioners, policymakers, LGTBTQIA+ communities and anyone who has an interest in working together to make positive changes in Scotland.”

Dr Marzetti said: "Working across our multiple communities is critical as we face distinct yet interconnected challenges to our health and wellbeing. We believe these are best solved by taking a community-based approach, combining the strengths of multiple disciplines, which this network will enable."

The two-year project, entitled Developing an Interdisciplinary LGBTQIA+ Mental Health Network for Scotland builds on years of mental health research carried out by Professor Frankis.

For more details visit the Queer Minds project website.