Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT+) Staff Network

The Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust (GMMH) Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Trans (LGBT+) Staff Network aims to work in partnership with GMMH to create a safe, inclusive and diverse working environment that encourages respect and equality for all and a space that values and recognises the differences between sexual orientation and gender identity and works proactively to address these.


GMMH LGBT network logo




Membership is open to all GMMH staff and students on placement who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and those with a positive interest in driving forward diversity and inclusion within GMMH as an employee. To be inclusive we are using the widest terminology of LGBT+ for membership of the network.



  • Providing a regular forum for discussing diversity issues at work
  • Providing networking opportunities
  • Offering support, advice and information to LGBT+ staff members
  • Discussing and actioning feedback on LGBT+ staff-related issues
  • Gaining feedback from LGBT staff, which is then fed back into appropriate GMMH forums
  • Disseminating LGBT related information to all staff across GMMH
  • Organising social events. 


I'm LGBT+, how can I join the Network?


The LGBT+ staff network meets on a monthly basis in a range of venues across Greater Manchester.


Email Peter.Smith@gmmh.nhs.uk, Chair of the LGBT+ Staff Network

Email Katie.Sutton@gmmh.nhs.uk, Co-Chair of the LGBT+ Staff Network


Meeting Dates and Times


Wednesday 27 January 3pm – 4:30pm

Wednesday 17 March 10am – 11:30am

Wednesday 12 May 5:30pm - 7pm

Wednesday 21 July 3pm – 4:30pm

Wednesday 15 September 10am -11:30am

Wednesday 17 November 5:30 - 7pm​


I'm not LGB or T, how can I support this area of work?


If you would like to know more about, get involved with, or support the LGBT+ Staff Network, but don't identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or binary, contact Peter.Smith@gmmh.nhs.uk.


Stonewall has produced guidance on how non-LGBT+ ‘allies’ can support LGBT+ equality at work:


Straight allies: How they can create gay-friendly workplaces


As a patient

As a service user, relative or carer using our services, sometimes you may need to turn to someone for help, advice, and support. 

Find resources for carers and service users  Contact the Trust