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 is open

All our services are offered online, by phone and by email. Please do contact us to find out how we can support you.

We respond to phone messages and emails as quickly as possible. We aim to get back to you within 2 days, at the moment it may take a bit longer.

Our Online Support service is open throughout the week – see below for opening times.

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

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 now online for LGBTQ support and information from 4-7.30 for a general session Wednesday 20th January.

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.

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

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

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

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

Friday
12pm - 2pm (Trans-specific session)
4pm - 7:30pm
Every other Friday (22 January)
7:30pm - 9:30pm (Support with Suicidal Distress)

Saturday
12pm - 2pm

Sunday
2pm - 4pm

Watch our video about our Online Support service:

News & Events

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MindOut’s Advocacy Service has recieved the Advocacy Quality Performance Mark (QPM)

We're really proud that our Advocacy service has been awarded the Advocacy Quality Performance Mark (QPM) from the National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi). The QPM is the UK’s only independent quality performance mark for organisations ...
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LGBTQ Over-50s Advocacy Workshops

Facilitators: Karen Dresback, 50+ Project Advocacy Worker and Dawn Hayes, 50+Project Leader We're excited to be offering a series of Advocacy workshops for LGBTQ people aged over 50, starting on January 28th. These workshops will cover ...
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Chatting with Karen Dresback, LGBTQ Advocacy Worker

What is your role at MindOut? I am an advocate and the member of the team who leads and takes on the majority of housing and over-50s cases. I help to link people in with housing ...
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Meet Yasmin, our LGBTQ PoC group worker

Yasmin Kapadia has facilitated a number of peer support groups for MindOut including one for BAME service users. We are very happy that she will be facilitating our LGBTQ PoC peer support group starting in February. ...
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Online and Telephone Counselling Works!

When we first went into lockdown in March, MindOut moved quickly to offer online and telephone sessions to our existing clients, so that they could complete their counselling. This soon led to us offering remote sessions ...
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MindOut’s 12 Days of Winter Wellbeing

The festive season can be a difficult time of year for LGBTQ individuals and this Christmas is likely to be particularly isolating due to the pandemic.  You might be feeling lonely or you may be enduring ...
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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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