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New research into LGBTQ mental health

By editor | 08/11/2018

Stonewall have published a major study showing that over half of LGBT people experienced depression in the last year, with almost half of trans people feeling suicidal.   People reported shocking levels of mistreatment in mainstream services.  Read the report HERE. Stonewall’s brilliant and timely research highlights and reveals the shocking levels of mental distress we respond to … Read more

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Raising money for MindOut is good for your mental heath!

By markdjames45 | 01/10/2018

Throughout 2018 the Marine Tavern has chosen to support MindOut as their charity of the year. I popped into the pub last week to meet Craig Harwood chief charity fundraiser to find out more… “Previously we have supported bigger charities like Rockinghorse but we are a real locals bar and we wanted a small, local … Read more

Self Care

By editor | 24/09/2018

Self care Is a crucial element of wellbeing and very individual to each one of us…however here are a few ways to take care of ourselves that we know work. Be true to yourself – It’s freeing to be able to live as your true self, especially in the face of adversity – and that … Read more

My MindOut – Theodosia

By editor | 04/09/2018

A friend told me about MindOut as she was attending meetings at the Clare Project and at the time I was finding things difficult, being a foreigner in the UK and not knowing what to do. I was homeless and sofa surfing and then became a resident in the Buddhist Centre for a short while. … Read more

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Volunteer for MindOut!

By editor | 08/08/2018

Volunteer for MindOut!   We are now recruiting for Online Support Workers and Peer Mentors to join our team of LGBTQ volunteers. Our Online Support service offers one-to-one support and information for people all around the UK, and sometimes from around the world. We are open most evenings from around 5.30pm, and offer weekly trans, … Read more

New MindOut Tshirts are here!

By editor | 31/07/2018

We’ve got two brand new Tshirts, just in time for Pride. Come see us in the Community Village at Preston Park after the parade, or at Queer Takeover in the Old Stein Pleasure Gardens! Only £15 to look as smashing as Lorraine Bowen. If you’d rather, you can also purchase them from our website here.

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LGBTQ+ Mental Health Hero of the Week: Davey Shields

By editor | 31/07/2018

Davey Shields is the creator of the MenTalkHealth podcast, a show where he talks with co-host Damien and a variety of guests about mental health issues. His openness and honesty about his own struggles, and successes, with mental health issues inspire others to similarly open up. Not only does this help the individual sharing, but … Read more

LGBTQ+ Mental Health Hero of the Week: Ellis

By editor | 24/07/2018

  Ellis is one of the staff members here at MindOut who has been doing lots of amazing work. He helps facilitate the Trans, Non Binary, and BAME groups, as well as providing one-to-one support for clients. Recently, he has been working with Jalil, who gave us permission to share his story. ‘We have seen … Read more

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Interview with a MindOut Trustee: George Eastman

By editor | 24/07/2018

We wanted to say a big thank you to one of our outstanding trustees: George Eastman. George, trustee since September 2017 & current treasurer, sat down with our volunteer social media and content writer, Kaj Jensen, to answer a few questions about being involved on the board for MindOut. Q: Have you volunteered or worked … Read more

Trustees required for our Governing Board

By editor | 16/07/2018

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who can provide leadership and help us make decisions about our strategy, finances, fundraising and employees.

Job Vacancy: Community Engagement Worker

  Community Engagement Worker We are looking for a dynamic, resilient person with a good understanding of the mental health needs and experiences of LGBTQ people and experience of providing supportive case work management. 14 hours per week. Salary £25,042 pro rata (£10,017 per annum) Closing date 12:00 Friday 21 May 2021 Interview Date Thursday ... Read more
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MindOut’s CEO shortlisted for award

We are delighted to announce that Helen Jones has been named as one of the Top 10 Outstanding Contributors to LGBT+ Life 2021. ‘I am so honoured to have been nominated and so honoured to be on such an amazing list of people, all of whom are incredible!  I would like to thank the brilliant ... Read more
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Join MindOut’s #MentalHealthMatters fundraiser and help us raise £3000! Prizes to be won! The Covid19 pandemic has thrown the UK into a mental health crisis. This March a national Mental Health Matters Crowdfunder has been launched to raise funds and draw attention to the mental health challenges people are facing today. 40% of LGBTQ people ... Read more
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Bursaries for Black and trans/QTIPOC Counsellor Training

MindOut are excited to offer a limited number of bursaries for Black and trans/QTIPOC counsellors to undertake training. Bursaries are open to QTIPoC (Queer, trans and/or Intersex People of Colour) and to all LGBTQ People of Colour. We recognise that Black people in our communities face exceptional barriers and we expect that at least one ... Read more
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MindOut’s Spring and Summer online training programme

We’ve been proud to provide LGBTQ inclusion and Affirmative Practice training for the last 13 years and 2021 has been delightfully busy for our expanding Training Programme. Our Trans 101, A-Z of Inclusion and bespoke workshops have never been more popular! Since we’re deeply passionate about helping organisations and professionals to become more confident in ... Read more
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Talking mental health with MindOut’s CEO, Helen Jones

When did you first become aware of your own mental health? I grew up in a family where mental health was often talked about. My mother had bi-polar and my father was often depressed, so I was aware of mental health issues from a very young age. I saw first hand how prejudiced people were ... Read more
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Trans and non-binary mental health advocacy

We are very proud of our trans and non-binary run mental health advocacy service – one of the few in the UK. We provide advice, information and representation for trans, non-binary, intersex, and/or gender diverse people who have experience of mental health issues. MindOut’s advocacy services have an excellent reputation as a well-known, trusted community ... Read more
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International Women’s Day Event

MindOut, with Opening Doors London, is hosting an International Women’s Day event on Monday 8th March. It’s an informal chat for LGBTQ+ women aged 50 and  over about coping during the pandemic. Offer your wisdom and connect over a cup of tea! To book a place please go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/speak-out-registration-142089998009
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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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