It’s Exeter Pride on Saturday!

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in Mental health, News on 10th May, 2019

Come and visit our stands at Exeter Pride on Saturday 11 May 2019. This year is the 11th annual event and the festival is now one of the South West’s biggest celebrations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and questioning plus (LGBTQ+) communities.

Our colleagues from TALKWORKS (previously the Depression and Anxiety Service) will have a stand in the market place area, and staff from Children and Family Health Devon will be in the Healthzone. 

Dr Christine Curle Professional Lead for Child Psychology & Psychological Therapies, says: “From the LGBTQ+ work that we have done with Young Minds, the young people directly requested that we have a presence at Pride events and last year we attended the Exeter event. It was very successful, with support from staff, young people and the opportunity for lots of conversations with members of the public and we are very much looking forward to this year’s event too. A group of enthusiastic young people who use our services will be taking the lead with our stall, with our support.”

Sue Pike, Clinical and Service Manager for TALKWORKS, says: "TALKWORKS is really pleased to be involved with PRIDE events. As well as being fun, we hope that we will enable more people who identify as being part of the LGBTQ+ community to hear about TALKWORKS. As part of the event we will be carrying out a short survey with members of the public at the event to better understand how we can be as welcoming and inclusive as possible."

The event opens with the colourful rainbow flag march through Exeter, beginning at 12pm, which will include a fire engine, an ambulance, police car, dancers, musicians and more.

There will be live music, workshops, market stalls, panel debates, and film screenings at Exeter Phoenix and Northernhay Gardens.

Find out more on the Exeter Pride website.