See Change Sessions with Alittlegail S3- Ep3: LGBTQIA+ families and exclusion. What it feels like and the mental health impact

Welcome to See Change Sessions with Alittlegail! This podcast created by See Change and hosted by Abigail McDonnell, is all about starting the conversation and breaking the stigma surrounding mental health and the difficulties that may come within it.

This week we are joined by guest host Barbara Brennan, Team Lead of See Change as she welcomes this weeks guest Ranae Von Meding CEO and co-founder of Equality for Children to discuss the exclusion people from the LGBTQIA+ community experience, particularly when having children and the impact this exclusion has on a persons mental health. For the month of June we will be joined by our partner organisations, ambassadors and supporters in order to share the voices of the LGBTQIA+ community.

For more information, visit for more information on mental health stigma.

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LGBTQIA+ Supports:

Equality for Children A campaign for equality for children of LGBT+ parents in Ireland.

Insight Matters LGBTQIA+ Family owned counselling, psychotherapy and wellness centre. Contact 01 891 0703 | 085 203 1487 or

Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) for support and information. For general queries you can contact or

National LGBT Helpline 1890 929 539 (6.30pm-10.00pm)

Transgender Family Support Line 01 907 3707 (6.00pm-9.00pm) for online support, education and information

BelongTo for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI+) support for young people in Ireland


Call 999 or 112 if you or someone you know is about to harm themselves.

Samaritans Free 24 hour listening service for anyone in distress. FreePhone: 116 123 Email:

For free 24/7 support in a crisis, free-text HELLO to 50808.

To avail of Shine Services contact or call 01 541 3715
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