Welcome to Shetland Pride Support

LGTBQ+ Community Mental Health & Wellbeing Campaign

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Our LGBTQ+ Community Mental Health & Wellbeing Campaign in March started off with 12,500 leaflets that were delivered to every home and business in Shetland. We also produced a movie called, “The Cookie – Acceptance is Everything” and illustrates the many issues LGBTQ+ folk often have to endure. We have a Helpline where LGBTQ+ folk can have a chat.

Our overall aim is to support, help and improve the mental health and wellbeing of all LGBTQ+ folk on Shetland and to make mental health a community concern. We of course also organise our Shetland Pride Event each year to allow the LGBTQ+ community and the families of LGBTQ+ folk in Shetland and beyond to celebrate Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion.

Don’t be alone – ask us for Help & Support

If you’re LGBTQ+ and your are or have experienced mental health problems, you’re not alone. Although anybody can experience difficulties with their mental health, LGBTQ+ folk are significantly more likely to experience a mental health problem than straight and non-trans people. Research shows that more than 40% of LGBTQ+ people will experience a significant mental health problem, compared to around 25% of the whole population.

If you are experiencing or suffering from any of these issues below PLEASE don’t delay – contact us for help & support!

  • Homophobic/transphobic or bigoted incidents
  • Bullying
  • Harassment
  • Violence
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Drugs Addiction
  • Alcohol Dependency



Need Help, Support or Advice?

Speak in confidence to our volunteers.

18:00 until 23:00

Seven days a week


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Funded by the Mental Health & Wellbeing Project

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