Winter Appeal

Winter can be a particularly difficult time for our LGBTQ+ communities.

MindOut for Each Other

I feel proud and like I’m making a difference. It’s not just MindOut for mental health or for being LGBTQ – my wrist band says “MindOut for each other” and MindOut truly does that.

MindOut Advocacy Service

“the advocacy support I received has helped me survive financially but more than that I now feel much less suicidal and finally like I belong somewhere”

Peer Support Groups open

Our Peer Support groups are open to new members now

 

 Welcome to MindOut

MindOut is a mental health service run by and for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer (LGBTQ) people.

We work to improve the mental health and wellbeing of all LGBTQ communities and to make mental health a community concern.

We recognise that our communities are wonderfully diverse and welcome all LGBTQ+ people including those who identify as asexual, aromantic, pansexual, non-binary, genderqueer, genderfluid and intersex.

Our services are also available to those who may not identify under the LGBTQ umbrella, including straight people who have sexual and/or romantic relationships with LGBTQ people, men who have sex with men, women who have sex with women, people who previously identified as LGBTQ and those who are questioning their sexual and/or gender identities. If you are unsure, please do get in touch with us.

Our services are for LGBTQ people aged 18+ who are based in Brighton and Hove, with the exception of our Online Support service which is available globally. See below for opening times.

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Winter can be a particularly difficult time for our LGBTQ+ communities...

Winter and the cold weather can be a particularly difficult time for LGBTQ people with additional challenges to mental health, including:

  • Social Isolation and loneliness
  • Physical discomfort and well-being
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Hiding their identity and authentic selves
  • Family issues
  • Relationship breakdowns
  • Grief and loss
  • Financial stress
  • Increased self-harm and suicidal ideation

We rely on the generosity of people that believe in our mission to operate our services. Without you, our vital work would not be possible.

Support MindOut this Winter

Online Support Live Chat

Chat to us or leave us a message through the chat box in the bottom right-hand corner of your screen.

Our Chat Support Service is for people aged 18 and over

The service is run by LGBTQ affirmative mental health trained volunteers.

Every Monday
3:00pm – 5:00pm (we aim to provide volunteers who are People of Colour)

Every Tuesday
3:00pm – 5:00pm (we aim to provide volunteers who are Trans/Non-binary)

Every Wednesday
3:00pm – 5:00pm (general LGBTQ support)

Outside of these times you can also contact our partner organisation for online chat/helpline support

Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard
Samaritans

Call 999 for medical or other emergencies, or 111 for fast medical advice.


Watch our video about our Online Support service:

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News & Events

MindOut’s 25th Anniversary Design competition

🎉 It is with immense pride and joy that in May 2024, we celebrate a remarkable milestone in our journey; the 25th birthday and anniversary of MindOut - the UK's first LGBTQ+ Mental Health Charity!   For ...
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Coffee & Cake at the Cricket

Event is on Monday 5th February in the Pavilion at The 1st Central County Ground, at Sussex CCC, Hove from 11am – 1.30pm. This next event we have some guest speakers, Leo and Lachlan from Out4Cricket - https://out4cricket.org.uk/ They ...
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Winter Wellbeing Walks with Lily’s Kitchen

Our popular Winter Wellbeing Walks are back in the New Year. We'll be holding a Winter Wellbeing Walk in January, February and March. This will be a gentle walk along Brighton Seafront where people can enjoy ...
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Winter Break Information

There are mental health crisis support and well-being services available in Brighton and Sussex over the winter break. Please follow the links below for more information Mental Health Crisis and Wellbeing Support over the Festive Period ...
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MindOut’s Response to the Clare Project Statement

Earlier this week, The Clare Project released a statement that included some serious allegations against MindOut. We are taking time to address these allegations both internally and directly with the Clare Project. We are disappointed that ...
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Thursday Open Groups – peer support with no weekly commitment 

At MindOut our Peer Support Group services are available for LGBTQ people based in Brighton and Hove. The service provides a space that is confidential and non-judgemental and is run by experienced LGBTQ group facilitators. On ...
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Find out how MindOut helped Christine

Watch Christine’s selfie to find out why she feels LGBTQ specific services like MindOut are crucial when experiencing the double whammy of discrimination because of her mental health issues as well as her sexual identity.

I want to talk about the importance of having LGBTQ specific services for people with mental health issues – when you are gay and you have mental health issues it’s like a double attack sometimes…

https://youtu.be/rS7LbBWBnIY

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