2015 Aug – Sarbat in Leicester with Trade LGBT

Sarbat is joining forces with Leicester based LGB&T health charity Trade on Sunday 2nd August 2015 2-4 pm for our Health and Wellbeing event.

Sarbat Leicester Social 03

We are very fortunate to be joined in by Rusi Jaspal, professor of Psychology and Sexual Health at De Montfort University, who will be delivering a talk on the specific mental health issues faced by South Asian LGBT communities , and also Makinder Chahal, South Asian LGBT Support and Health Promotion Worker at Trade, who leads on the Humsafar South Asian LGBT support service.

The programe for the event will be as follows:

2:00-2:30pm – Arrival time/refreshments
2:30pm – Welcome message on what Sarbat is, what it does and how you can get involved (Dharam)
2:35pm – The Sikh Perspective (Pawan)
2:40pm – Introduction to Trade (Makinder)
2:50pm – Lead discussion on identity and mental health within South Asian LGB&T communities (Rusi)
3:10pm – Open discussion (Rusi, Dharam and Makinder to facilitate)
4:00pm – Close
4:15/4:30pm – Food at Gujarati vegetarian restaurant (suggestions please)

The event will be hosted at the Trade Office in Leicester and is open to all, regardless of background, ethinicity, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity, and safe space policy will be in place.

Address : Trade, 2nd floor, 27 Bowling Green St, Leicester LE1 6AS , A convenient 10 minute walk from the train station.

For more information please contact Makinder directly on or call 0116 254 1747. Please RSVP by emailing and a voluntary donation to Trade for refreshments will be highly appreciated.

Sarbat will be livetweeting the event (use #sarbat) and are really looking forward to welcoming you all.


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