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: 

Wednesday 6th July 2022
12:00pm – 1:30pm (People of Colour specific session)
3.30pm – 7:30pm

Thursday 7th June 2022
12:00pm – 1:30pm (Housing specific session)
5.30pm – 7:30pm

Friday 8th July 2022
12:00pm – 1:30 pm (Trans and non-binary specific session)

Sunday 10th July 2022
2:00pm – 4:00pm

Monday 11th July 2022
12:00pm – 1:30pm (Domestic Abuse specific session)
3.30pm – 7:30pm

Tuesday 12th July 2022
12:00pm – 1:30pm (Work It Out specific session)
5.30pm – 7:30pm

Watch our video about our Online Support service:

News & Events

Rita, MindOut CEO is wearing glasses and a black top and she's looking into the camera

A Pride message from our CEO, Rita Hirani

Pride is about joy. Full on, rainbow, sparkles, colourful joy. It’s about the progress we’ve made, each year, step by step, towards acceptance and equality for LGBTQ people. Every day LGBTQ people face fear, stigma, spotlight ...
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What is our Online Support Service all about?

What is the online support service and how does it work? The Online Support Service is an online instant messenger chat helpline run by our fantastic volunteers and staff. We're mostly a listening service and can ...
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New monthly Eco-therapy group

New monthly Eco-therapy group MindOut is now offering a monthly eco-therapy group to run from August through until December. Activities will include pair-work, individual exercises, mindfulness and sensory awareness and will be anchored by sharing in ...
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Counsellor Training Bursary for Black GBTQ Men, and Trans PoC

MindOut are excited to offer a single bursary opportunity for a Black GBTQ man, or a trans Person of Colour, to undertake a counselling diploma and to enter into placement with our diverse counselling team. This ...
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Our MindOut for the Laughs fundraiser is back!

WE’RE BACK! After two years we’re finally coming together to unite in comedy, drag, and cabaret in support of LGBTQ mental health on August 3rd at Komedia Brighton!   As always, our priceless LGBTQ+ lineup is geared ...
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Job Vacancy: Communications and Marketing Officer

Communications and Marketing Officer 21 hours a week, £28,325 pa (£16,995 pro rata) £25,492 pa (£15,295 pro rata) during first six month probationary period. The main purpose of this role will be to enable MindOut to ...
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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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