· The initiative aims to bring the focus back on the importance of mental health amidst the global pandemic
· Pride circle will also be launching a helpline number to access experts on call entirely free of charge.
India, May, 2020: Salesforce India, in a first of its kind initiative, introduced a national webinar series; in collaboration with Pride Circle and Suicide Prevention India Foundation, to help address the vulnerabilities experienced by the LGBT+ community amidst the countywide lockdown. The webinar series titled “Beating the Queer-antine Blue” will be launched on 17th May, a day marked as International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.
Registrations are open at https://bit.ly/outforce-bqb.
In addition to the economic impact, the ongoing global health crisis has also created panic and anxiety amongst the general population. While recent reports suggest a surge mental health related issues, the LGBT+ community are more likely to struggle during this period; due to the stigma and discrimination attached to their identity.
The webinar series, led by a team of renowned experts in the industry; aims to provide a safe platform for individuals to connect and discuss issues/ grievances, from fear of loss of job, anxiety of isolation, to more concerning topics such as coping and dealing with a hostile environment at home.
Based off of these initiatives, Pride Circle, Suicide Prevention India Foundation and Salesforce will work together to create a resource centre, to benefit future mental health wellness initiatives, specific to the needs of the LGBT+ community.
FREE Helpline with LGBT+ friendly counsellors – Helpline No: Call: 080 33037556 – Open between 9 am to 6 pm from 17th May to 24th May, 2020
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