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


MindOut services are open

November 2020

Please click here for updates and information

Apologies if we cannot reply to messages straight away. We are temporarily short staffed at the moment. We will get back to you as soon as we can.

MindOut is continuing to work hard to become an anti-racist organisation, part of which is understanding and processing white privilege. We are taking the time to educate ourselves and listen to our staff, service users and volunteers so we can be true allies. We are asking ourselves tough questions and having honest conversations as a team because we want to drive long-term change for BIPoC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour) LGBTQ communities. We have secured funds to provide more mental health support for QTIPoC (Queer, Trans, and Intersex People of Colour) which we will be commissioning in the next few months.

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 LGBTQ communities and to make mental health a community concern.

We welcome all LGBTQ people and those who may not identify as LGBTQ including men who have sex with men, women who have sex with women, intersex people, people who previously identified as trans and people who are questioning their sexual and/or gender identities. If in doubt, please do contact us.

Online Support

We are next online for LGBTQ mental health and information Wednesday 2nd December for our under-30s Advocacy session between 2.30 – 4pm.

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.

12 - 2pm (Non-binary/gender diverse specific session)
5.30pm - 7:30pm

3:30pm - 5:30pm (BIPoC [Black, Indigenous and People of Colour] specific session
5:30pm - 7:30pm

2:30 - 4pm (Under-30's Advocacy session)
5:30pm - 7:30pm

12:00 - 2:00pm (Online advocacy session)
3:30pm - 7:30pm

12pm - 2pm (Trans-specific session)
4pm - 7:30pm
Every other Friday (4th December, 18th December)
7:30pm - 9:30pm (Support with Suicidal Distress)

12pm - 2pm

2pm - 4pm

Watch our video about our Online Support service:

News & Events

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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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