PACE is London's leading charity promoting the mental health and emotional well-being of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. (Registered charity number: 801271)Established for over 25 years, previously part of the lesbian and gay centre, PACE itself was founded by a group of volunteers in recognition of the difficulties lesbians and gay men faced from homophobia.
Since 1985 PACE services have continually developed, now working with lesbian, gay and bisexual women, gay and bisexual men, trans people and those exploring their sexual or gender identities.We are continually striving to meet the changing needs of the LGBT communities, and our professional and experienced staff and volunteers now offer a range of holistic support services including:• Counselling
• Career/Life coaching
• Family support
• Mental health advocacy
• Workshops and groups
• Youth work (for under 19's)
Evidence shows LGBT people are all too often isolated, marginalised and under-represented in wider society.There are disproportionate numbers of LGBT people struggling with their emotional and physical health and we are committed to supporting LGBT people and challenging the stigma and discrimination faced by many LGBT people in our society.In recent years, we have seen many changes in the way LGBT people are portrayed in society, the media and legislation.That said, there are many people who still face harassment in the family, work or school and consequently are required to deal with emotional and physical affects of such treatment.
At PACE, we are committed to researching the changing needs of LGBT people, and offering wide ranging, crucial support services to meet these needs and help people move through their difficult times.All our services are either free or low-cost, and as a charity, all donations can help us provide this important support to more people.