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Assertiveness Skills Workshop for LGBTQ people over 50

By editor | 25/02/2021

2-3.30pm Thursday 4th March 2021 Trainer: Karen Dresback In the second of our series of self-advocacy workshops for LGBTQ people over 50, we will be focussing on Assertiveness. Assertiveness is a key skill in being able to self-advocate and is important in getting our voices heard effectively. In this workshop we will be looking at: … Read more

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Introducing Georgios: Administrator

By editor | 12/02/2021

When did you start working at MindOut? A little over two years ago.   What pronouns do you use? Them/they   Explain your job in 10 words? Behind the scenes support and first contact for client enquiries.   What do you love about your role? I enjoy that admin is often the go-to for troubleshooting … Read more

New Peer Support Groups are open for new members

By editor | 28/01/2021

Managing our mental health and wellbeing can be challenging and at times isolating.  MindOut offers friendly, supportive groups for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer people, where you can share your experiences, talk about how you manage and find out what helps others. Our Peer Support Groups offer spaces to meet and connect with other … Read more

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

By editor | 19/01/2021

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 offering independent advocacy.  This award recognises and promotes good policy and practice with the aim of enabling all people to … Read more

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LGBTQ Over-50s Advocacy Workshops

By editor | 07/01/2021

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 a range of topics and are available to any LGBTQ people who identify as LGBTQ, as well as any … Read more

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Chatting with Karen Dresback, LGBTQ Advocacy Worker

By editor | 23/12/2020

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 services and make housing applications and transfer requests. I also put people in touch with other support services. For … Read more

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Meet Yasmin, our LGBTQ PoC group worker

By editor | 21/12/2020

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. She also runs a private practice as an Integrative Transpersonal counsellor and works as a mental health mentor at … Read more

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Online and Telephone Counselling Works!

By editor | 21/12/2020

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 to new clients. Uptake was slow in the beginning, both clients and counsellors alike had concerns about the effectiveness … Read more

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MindOut’s 12 Days of Winter Wellbeing

By editor | 21/12/2020

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 an uncomfortable Christmas bubble with family. Here are MindOut’s top tips for staying mentally well this winter. Day 1. … Read more

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LGBTQ Over-50s Self-Advocacy Workshop

By editor | 10/12/2020

17th December 2020 1-3pm, via Zoom Facilitators: Karen Dresback, 50+ Project Advocacy Worker and Dawn Hayes, 50+Project Leader Self-advocacy is the skill of making your voice heard where it is otherwise silenced. This is particularly difficult for those of us who are often silenced in society through prejudice and discrimination. Self-advocating involves taking control of your … Read more

Assertiveness Skills Workshop for LGBTQ people over 50

2-3.30pm Thursday 4th March 2021 Trainer: Karen Dresback In the second of our series of self-advocacy workshops for LGBTQ people over 50, we will be focussing on Assertiveness. Assertiveness is a key skill in being able to self-advocate and is important in getting our voices heard effectively. In this workshop we will be looking at: ... Read more
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A person standing in the shallow ocean, wearinga pink shirt and grey shorts, smiling into the camera

Introducing Georgios: Administrator

When did you start working at MindOut? A little over two years ago.   What pronouns do you use? Them/they   Explain your job in 10 words? Behind the scenes support and first contact for client enquiries.   What do you love about your role? I enjoy that admin is often the go-to for troubleshooting ... Read more
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New Peer Support Groups are open for new members

Managing our mental health and wellbeing can be challenging and at times isolating.  MindOut offers friendly, supportive groups for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer people, where you can share your experiences, talk about how you manage and find out what helps others. Our Peer Support Groups offer spaces to meet and connect with other ... Read more
Read More
Quality Performance Mark Award Logo

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 offering independent advocacy.  This award recognises and promotes good policy and practice with the aim of enabling all people to ... Read more
Read More
mindout for each other picture of two birds hugging

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 a range of topics and are available to any LGBTQ people who identify as LGBTQ, as well as any ... Read more
Read More
white woman with green jacket and backpack, orange scarf, smiling turning back at the camera. looks as though she is about to board an aeroplane.

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 services and make housing applications and transfer requests. I also put people in touch with other support services. For ... Read more
Read More
photo of yasmin smiling at the camera

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. She also runs a private practice as an Integrative Transpersonal counsellor and works as a mental health mentor at ... Read more
Read More
Black person with long hair and glasses smiling and looking down at their phone. they are outside and wearing a warm jacket and wooly hat.

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 to new clients. Uptake was slow in the beginning, both clients and counsellors alike had concerns about the effectiveness ... Read more
Read More
blue background with white speckles like snow, and graphics of a people doing yoga, a pile of books, a crescent moon, two speech bubbles, a rainbow, a hand cleaning, some musical notes, surrounding a white version of the mindout logo

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 an uncomfortable Christmas bubble with family. Here are MindOut’s top tips for staying mentally well this winter. Day 1. ... Read more
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