We are currently running a number of exciting opportunities and events in Greater Manchester that you can read more about below.

The Gatherings Workshops

This series of workshops are online group sessions centred around sharing safe space and reflecting on topics that impact us all. Throughout the workshops materials, skills and tools will be shared that will support us in life. As part of the workshop programme we will also be offering courses led by and for BAME LGBTQI+ community members.

We will be running workshops on a number of themes over the coming months, which are:

Loss - 3rd March 2021

We are all experiencing loss in a range of different ways right now. This month we will be thinking about how it informs our day to day lives, ways of acknowledging and accepting loss and thinking about how we can be kind to ourselves when facing loss becomes difficult.

Love - 7th April 2021

As the world starts to think about ways of recovering and healing from the impacts of the last 12months, How can we offer ourselves and others care and love? How might we increase our capacity for receiving and giving love safely?

Imperfection - 5th May 2021

In an age where perfection and flawlessness is promoted everywhere, how do we move towards accepting ourselves just as we are? Is perfection what we actually want? Is it possible? What is the balance between striving for better and loving ourselves as we are in this moment?

Difficult Emotions - 2nd June 2021

We all experience difficult emotions like anger, disgust, shame. When they show up, what do you notice; Do you avoid, do you hide, do you deny? Together we will consider our relationships with our difficult emotions and explore some tools to support us in ways of relating to them within our lives.

Connection - 7th July 2021

As social beings, we humans need connection. At a time when the usual modes of connecting are cut off, how do we maintain a connection to friends, loved ones, to ourselves in safe and helpful ways?

You can find out more about and sign up to these courses and our other upcoming events via the link below.

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Monthly LGBTQI+ Connect Groups

We are also running monthly online LGBTQI+ Connect sessions. These sessions offer the opportunity to connect and check in to consider our mental and emotional wellbeing as LGBTQI+ people. We welcome all parts of people's intersecting identities and aim to create a safe connecting space to explore wellbeing, share reflections and pick up tips and tools.

All of our courses are led and delivered by LGBTQ+ practitioners. We'll be sharing perspectives, resources and information to support your wellbeing.

You can sign up to these sessions via our Eventbrite page below. For any further information please feel free to contact us via northernhub@rainbowmind.org.

If you would like to learn more about either our upcoming work or our services, please feel free to get in touch, and we would be more than happy to discuss this with you.

You can contact us via northernhub@rainbowmind.org.