Research Documents by The Proud Trust

LGBT+ inclusion in youth volunteering and social action

This research was completed in the summer of 2019. Seven LGBT+ young people were recruited and trained as young researchers. The research aims were to: a) look into whether social action can be used as a means of addressing, and reducing, youth loneliness, and b) provide recommendations to assist services in being more inclusive of LGBT+ young people in the social action opportunities they provide. A survey was created on SurveyMonkey (Appendix 1). This was shared across various social media sites including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The survey was open for one month. Three focus groups with young people were also undertaken during the project, to help us understand the data.

Research findings of LGBT+ inclusion in Greater Manchester CAMHS services

Building Emotional Wellbeing and LGBT+ Inclusion in Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale

Evaluation of the first 12 months of a Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale CCG commissioned Proud Trust project, including Safer Person Project, multi agency LGBT+ training, Train the Trainer and Peer Support.

Getting it Right: What LGBT Young People in Greater Manchester Need (2017)



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Manchester Joint Strategic Needs Assessment for LGBT Young People (2016)


LGBT Young People’s Health in the UK: A literature review with a focus on needs, barriers and practice (2016)


We have worked with the NHS to assess the health needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans young people in the UK. Published in 2016, this document highlights the importance of the need to recognise the existence of homo/bi/transphobia across health services and the impact this may have on LGBT young people accessing the services that they need.


More Than A Youth Project (2015)

How You Can Help Us (2014)


Undertaken in 2014, this focused piece of research explores the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans young people when “coming out” to adults. The resulting report highlights positive responses that young people have had from adults during this process, and other responses that weren’t that helpful.






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