Pride eventBradford and Craven Talking Therapies is highlighting mental health support available to the vibrant and diverse LGBTQ+ community during Pride Month and beyond.

Pride Month is a time to support and celebrate LGBTQ+ communities, whilst also acknowledging the challenges still faced by many and the ongoing work to bring about equality for everyone.

Members of the LGBTQ+ community often experience higher rates of mental health issues, including depression, stress and anxiety, stemming from experiences of social stigma, discrimination and isolation.  Understanding these unique pressures, Bradford and Craven Talking Therapies offer a range of confidential support services designed to address and alleviate these challenges.

In recognition of the unique challenges faced by the LGBTQ+ community, Bradford and Craven Talking Therapies is dedicated to providing inclusive, compassionate and professional mental health support tailored to individual needs.

Services are designed to be safe and welcoming for everyone. Experienced therapists who understand the specific needs of the LGBTQ+ community are available to provide personalised care.

Naomi Holdsworth, Operations Service Manager at Bradford District and Craven Talking Therapies said: “We are committed to ensuring that everyone, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, has access to the mental health services they deserve. We understand that mental health care must be inclusive and sensitive to the needs of the LGBTQ+ community. Our therapists are trained to provide support that respects and affirms identity. We are here to listen and to help.”

For anyone who might need support, Bradford District and Craven Talking Therapies offers a range of options, from online courses which can support people from the comfort of their own home to group courses and guided self-help on a range of topics, including managing low mood, sleep problems and managing different types of anxiety.

Bradford and Craven Talking Therapies is open to anyone over the age of 16 who is registered with a GP in Bradford, Wharfedale, Airedale or Craven. People don’t have to go through their GP to access support. People accessing support can register online at:

For information on all mental health and wellbeing support services in Bradford and Craven and self-help resources and apps, visit