Activities

Get OUT Glasgow

All up-to-date information on Get Back OUT and Active Buddies can be found here.


Get Back OUT and Active Buddies are part of the wider ‘Get OUT Glasgow’ project funded by Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership. This project aims to use sport and physical activity to improve the lives of marginalised LGBTIQ+ people in the Greater Glasgow area who are socially isolated, at risk of poor health outcomes, or uncertain about re-engaging in society and physical activity following Covid-19 restrictions being eased.

Get Back OUT is a peer support group focussed on helping LGBTIQ+ people feel comfortable about getting out of the house and offers a sense of community to those who are isolated and/or lonely in the Greater Glasgow area.

If you’re interested in getting involved, you can request to join the Get Back OUT Facebook group here. Everything will be communicated via this platform, including an activity noticeboard, resource library, group drop-in sessions and more. If you don’t have Facebook but would still like to take part, please email carolina@leapsports.org.

Active Buddies is an initiative where we ‘match’ two LGBTIQ+ community members in Greater Glasgow to do activity together. This initiative offers a way to develop support for those who prefer a 1 to 1 approach, as opposed to the peer support nature of Get Back OUT.

If you would like to participate in Active Buddies, please complete this survey and the project organiser will contact you to organise a 1 to 1 online/phone meeting.


Get Back OUTActive Buddies
What you can expect:
  • Access to Get Back OUT Facebook group
  • Peer-support and 1:1 meetings
  • Group drop-in socials
  • Confidence and skill-building workshops
  • Sport and physical activity such as taster sessions
  • Regular, organised sessions with LGBTIQ+ physical wellbeing groups

What you can expect:

  • Buddy matching
  • Buddy catch-ups & 1:1 meetings
  • Regular newsletters with resources and activity updates
  • Confidence and skill-building workshops
  • Sport and physical activity such as taster sessions
  • Regular, organised sessions with LGBTIQ+ physical wellbeing groups

These opportunities are completely FREE.

Who can join?

  • Must identify as LGBTIQ+ or questioning
  • Must be aged 18+
  • Must stay in Greater Glasgow. This includes the following councils: Glasgow City, North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, West Dunbartonshire, East Dunbartonshire, Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire, and Inverclyde.

Pre-existing initiatives such as Trans Active Glasgow (sports & exercise group in Glasgow for trans and non-binary people) and OUT on Sundays (accessible, LGBTIQ+ walking group) are also part of the the Get OUT Glasgow project and will feed into the new initiatives and activities.

You can download the Get OUT Glasgow flyer here.


Partners

Health and Social Care PartnershipNHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde/ Glasgow City Council