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 Live Chat

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

This week we expect to be available to chat at the following times: 

Tuesday 17th May 2022
5.30pm – 7:30pm

Wednesday 18th May 2022
12:00pm – 1:30pm (People of Colour specific session)
5.30pm – 7:30pm

Thursday 19th May 2022
12:00pm – 1:30pm
5.30pm – 7:30pm

Friday 20th May 2022
12:00pm – 1:30pm (Trans and Non-Binary specific session)

Sunday 22nd May 2022
2:00pm – 4:00pm

Monday 23rd May 2022
12:00pm – 1:30pm (Housing specific session)
5.30pm – 7:30pm

Watch our video about our Online Support service:

News & Events

Group of LGBTQI people with a pink background, on of the person's is wearing the intersex pride flag top. The text at the top of the image reads 'Our bodies, Our lives, Our rights'.


This year's IDAHOBIT 2022 theme is 'Our bodies, Our rights, Our choice.' As LGBTQI+ people this day highlights our basic human rights to live our sexualities and express our gender(s). We deserve to be free from physical ...
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Rita Hirani joins MindOut as Chief Executive Officer

Rita Hirani (she/her) has been appointed as the new CEO at MindOut. Rita will build on the foundation and fantastic work done by founder Helen Jones and the MindOut team so far. Rita plans to develop, ...
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Loneliness support this #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

Loneliness is a sadly common experience amongst LGBTQ+ communities and is the theme of this year's Mental Health Awareness Week. A lot of social activity is centred on the commercial 'scene' which might not be accessible ...
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MindOut stands in solidarity with the trans community

We are dismayed by the UK Government’s plans to backtrack on the conversion therapy ban, which has actively excluded our trans siblings. Trans rights are human rights and we stand shoulder to shoulder with every trans ...
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Introducing Calvin Stovell, our People of Colour Development Manager

Calvin Stovell (he/him) joined MindOut in February 2022 as our LGBTQ People of Colour Development Manager. Calvin is leading on the organisation’s anti-racism work and is developing interventions and support to specifically help LGBTQ people of ...
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Join our ‘Work It Out’ sessions this Stress Awareness Month

For many people work is a big stressor in life. LGBTQ people can risk feeling unseen, excluded or discriminated against at work, heightening stress. If you can relate, you might be interested in our 'Work It ...
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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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