People are being invited to take part in a conference which will help shape future health and wellbeing services for Wolverhampton's LGBT+ community.

The City of Wolverhampton Council is hosting the LGBT+ Health and Wellbeing Conference at the City Suite, Civic Centre, on Thursday 7 November, 2019, from 9am to 4pm.

The conference will cover a range of topics with industry professionals, including the needs of young people, mental health and wellbeing, sexual and reproductive health, reducing violence, victimisation and stigma, utilisation of health care, living with dementia and care later in life.

Among the keynote speakers will be Dr Michael Brady, the first National Adviser for LGBT Health in the NHS.

Councillor Jasbir Jaspal, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, said: “The aim of this event is to shine a light on key health issues experienced by LGBT+ communities in Wolverhampton and explore ways of improving their health and wellbeing.

“Dr Brady is dedicated to improving the health experiences of the LGBT+ community and he will bring knowledge and experience that we can use as we work with the LGBT+ community here in Wolverhampton to shape local services in the future.”

Councillor Anwen Muston, who requested that the conference be held, said: “We want to make sure that LGBT+ citizens are not being left behind on health equalities. This important conference will give members of the LGBT+ community a voice and help inform how we, as a city, can improve services and support going forward. 

"It’s really important that as many members of the LGBT+ community, health professionals, health commissioners, organisations and community groups as possible come together on 7 November to share their experiences and give us their views.”

Tickets are free and can be booked via Eventbrite