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On this page you can find our free handy resources for you to download, ranging from hand guides on things related to LGBT issues, through to comprehensive and detailed reports which we undertake. You can find these resources below, just click on the link to download the publication you want to view!

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PACE Service User Guide (2011)

A handy two-page guide providing information about all current PACE health and well-being services.  

PACE Service User Guide 2011 (2 pages)

LGBT Parenting (Final report 2007)

In 2006 PACE commissioned "social researchers" to undertake a research project which sought to better understand the specificities of LGBT parenting and their implications for support services and addressing gender differences in lesbian and gay parenting studies.

LGBT Parenting Final Report 2007 download (119 pages)


Mental Health - Where to Turn (2010)

A Review of Current Provision in Online and Offline Mental Health Support for LGBT People Experiencing Suicidal Distress.

This report grew out of "Mental disorders, suicide, and deliberate self harm in lesbian, gay and bisexual people a systematic review" by the National Institute for Mental Health in England published in 2007.

That work reviewed the evidence base that LGB people are at greater risk of mental disorder and suicidal behaviour than heterosexual people. It concludes that: "LGB people are at significantly higher risk of mental disorder, suicidal ideation, substance misuse, and DSH than heterosexual people."

Where to Turn (2010) download (80 pages)


Mental Health Advocacy Report

PACE was funded by The Kings Fund to conduct an evaluation of the Mental Health Advocacy Service.

The overall aim of the evaluation was to support the service in achieving insight into how people accessing the service gain from their involvement and to obtain a broader understanding of:

  • How the service "impacts on the empowerment of service users in relation to the issues that they face
  • What is it in particular about PACE's Advocacy service that offers something to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community that other services might not?

PACE Mental Health Advocacy Report (94 pages, 660KB)


Groupwork: Talking Spaces (Tim Foskett, 1996)

This booklet sets out the research background and theoretical basis of our therapeutic groupwork on HIV prevention with gay men. It also includes a detailed evaluation of PACE workshops for gay men, including the results of a follow-up questionnaire asking service users for their views on the impact of the workshops. It concludes with a discussion of issues raised and recommendations for future work.

Talking Spaces download (44 pages, 1,434 kb)


Groupwork: Talking Spaces II  (Tim Foskett, Marcia Brophy and Alfred Hurst 2006)

Talking Spaces II details the development of the PACE groupwork programme for gay and bisexual men over the ten years since the first Talking Spaces, published in 1996.

Part One presents the theoretical approach and research context which under-pin the programme, and discusses the role of therapeutic groupwork as a health promotion method within the gay/bi men's health sector.

Part Two focuses on the practical lessons learned in the planning and delivery of the PACE groupwork programme over the last 10 years.

Part Three presents the results of an in-depth evaluation of the programme and evidences considerable success across a number of sexual health and related mental health variables.

Talking Spaces 2 download (59 pages, 1,240 kb)


Diagnosis: Homophobic - The Experiences of Lesbians, Gay Men and Bisexuals in Mental Health Services (Linda McFarlane, 1998)

This report is the result of a ground-breaking 18 month qualitative research project funded by the Department of Health and conducted by PACE. It gives evidence of unacceptably high levels of homophobia within the mental health services, and shows how this further exacerbates the distress experienced by users. Thirty-three recommendations for good practice in working with lesbian, gay and bisexual users are included.

Diagnosis Homophobic download (132 pages, 1,951 kb)