Covid19 LGBT+ Mental Health Support: ELOP

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Total raised £5,840

raised so far

+ est. £1086.25 Gift Aid



Covid19 means mental health support is more important than ever. Donate to support ELOP with their lifesaving LGBT+ mental health services.

We're still collecting donations

On the 8th June 2020 we'd raised £5,160 with 180 supporters in 35 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

Any additional funds we raise will go directly towards ELOP providing the mental health and wellbeing support the LGBT+ community needs throughout the Coronavirus crisis and afterwards. 

LGBTQ+ people are more likely to experience poor mental health. The Covid19 Crisis means mental health support is more important than ever. Support ELOP to provide lifesaving mental health services to the LGBT+ Community.

For many LGBTQ+ people, COVID-19 and the related safety measures have turned life upside down. Social isolation, separation from loved ones and support systems, being trapped with LGBTphobic family members, increased health anxiety, financial uncertainty and the inability to access specialist services are now a reality.

The impact this pandemic is having on LGBTQ+ people’s mental health won’t end once we find a vaccine. Our community will continue to feel the effects of this crisis for a long time to come. 

A 2018 survey by Stonewall shows that half of lesbian, gay and bi people said they’ve experienced depression in the year prior, and 71% of trans people experienced the same.

That’s why dedicated LGBTQ+ counselling and mental health support services like East London Out Project (ELOP) are so important - and why we need to do everything we can to support them through this difficult time.

25 years of serving the LGBTQ+ community

ELOP has been providing the LGBTQ+ community with 'pay what you can afford', accessible and lifesaving mental health support and counselling for 25 years. The need for the vital services ELOP provides continues to increase, while lockdown has made providing those services increasingly difficult.

With your donations, ELOP will be able to provide additional mental health support through their online groups, online counselling and also respond to those who don't have access to online facilities. This will mean that more LGBTQ+ people are able to access the support they desperately need.

We are a group of ELOP service users and supporters who want to raise money to ensure that a charity that means so much to us can continue its life-saving work throughout the coronavirus crisis and beyond. 

Now it’s time for us to support them, so they can support us. 

Follow ELOP on Facebook and Twitter, and visit their website to learn more about them. 

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This project offered rewards

£20 or more

£20 donation

A donation of £20 will enable ELOP to provide a youth support session.

£35 or more

£35 donation

A donation of £35 pays for an individual counselling session.

£50 or more

£50 donation

A donation of £50 provides an induction to 6 volunteer group facilitators.

£100 or more

£100 donation

A donation of £100 provides mobile phones for 5 members of staff for a month to work remotely and provide support to those without access to internet.

£500 or more

£500 donation

A generous donation of £500 provides crisis mental health support for 4 people within ELOP's heads out service.

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