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 lesbians, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer 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.

For more information on Anti-Racism work, click here.

Online Support

We are next online for LGBTQ mental health information and support on Monday 17th January, from 5.30pm until 7.30pm.

When we are online, you can contact one of our Online Support Workers in confidence for instant chat - see the box in the bottom right hand corner.

Please note, the session listed times below are subject to change.

3pm - 5pm

5:30pm - 7:30pm

4pm - 7:30pm

3.30pm - 5:30pm

12pm - 1.30pm (Trans-specific session) 

4pm - 7:30pm

2pm - 4pm

Watch our video about our Online Support service:

News & Events

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CEO, Helen Jones, receives MBE in the New Years Honours

MindOut is delighted to announce that our out-going founder CEO, Helen Jones, will receive an MBE in the New Years Honours. She is being honoured for her contribution to LGBTQ mental health over the 22 years ...
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New course of Self-Advocacy workshops for LGBTQ people over 50

As part of MindOut’s Age Matters project, we are planning a series of workshops for older LGBTQ people. These workshops will be held via Zoom. Self-Esteem for LGBTQ people over 50 13:00 Thursday 4 February 2022 ...
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Job Vacancy: LGBTQ People of Colour Development Manager

LGBTQ People of Colour Development Manager 35 hours per week Salary: £27,306 per annum, increasing to £30,000 after six months Join our dynamic, growing LGBTQ mental health service. You will lead our work to embed anti-racist practice, promote ...
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The Big Give Christmas Challenge turns up trumps

For our winter fundraising campaign this year we tested out The Big Give Christmas Challenge. As the largest match funding campaign in the UK, we gave our supporters the opportunity to double their donation so they ...
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MindOut’s LGBTQ(+) glossary

Welcome to MindOut’s LGBTQ (+) glossary. There will always be evolving terminology around sexual and gender identities and simple explanations can be useful. Here’s our guide to help us all be better allies.    Sexual Orientation Glossary   + (plus) ‍The ‘+’ at the end of LGBTQ+ is used to acknowledge the many terms ...
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The Body Shop – A socially responsible corporate

We LOVE The Body Shop! And luckily for us, they seem to love us too. MindOut has worked with TBS since 2019 when we were chosen as one of their charities of the year. Since then ...
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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…

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