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Getting to know our Online Support Worker, Olivia Hancock

How old are you?  25 What are your pronouns?  She/her How do you define your sexuality?  I don’t use a specific word. Every time I do, I get stressed out and feel like I need live up to some kind of standard. I usually just say “I’m a part of the LGBTQ community” but that’s ... Read more
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MindOut launches new 3 year Strategic Plan

We have consulted with service users, volunteers, staff, partners and a wide range of stakeholders to develop a new three year Strategic Plan 2020 – 2023.  We will be building on our last three very successful years to grow our work and widen our influence.  MindOut is uniquely placed to improve the mental health of ... Read more
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Workshops for LGBTQ workers and volunteers

MindOut is again running a series of free online national workshops for anyone working in the LGBTQ voluntary sector. By popular demand these have been recommissioned by NHS England following our fully-booked programme in June. • Responding to Suicidal Distress/Suicide Prevention in LGBTQ Communities , Weds 22nd July 2 – 4pm • Boundaries and Safe ... Read more
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In conversation with Hannah, our Community Mental Health Advocate

What is your role at MindOut? I am the Community Mental Health Advocate at MindOut. This means that we work with our clients to help them have their voices heard, to inform them of their rights, and to support them with various practical issues surrounding mental health. Pre lockdown, I would accompany clients to benefits ... Read more
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Coming out of lockdown with MindOut

With the gradual relaxation of lockdown we wanted to update you about how MindOut will continue to help you in the coming months. We know that it continues to be a difficult time of uncertainty and restrictions and many people within LGBTQ communities are unable to access critical support and NHS services to support their ... Read more
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Staying Connected with Peer Support

Since lockdown, we have been trialling new ways to help our community to connect with each other and have introduced weekly online peer support groups. If you’re feeling lonely, anxious or low, then we can help. Our peer support sessions help people who have had similar life experiences a chance to come together and offer ... Read more
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Joe White, on a decade of using MindOut services

Service user, Joe, talks to us about how MindOut saved his life. “At this precise moment in time with lockdown, without MindOut I would probably be dead.” When did you first hear about MindOut?  I’ve used MindOut’s services for a long time, since around 2010.  Which MindOut services have you used? Peer support groups including ... Read more
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Support our Pride fundraiser

The cancellation of Pride events this year means a huge loss of income for MindOut LGBTQ Mental Health Service. This comes at a time when our service users need us the most. During lockdown we have seen increased experiences of anxiety, depression, suicidal distress and self injury and we need your help to keep our ... Read more
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Lockdown/Covid Themed Workshops and Peer Support Groups

If you are struggling with the pressures of life in a Covid/Lockdown world and would like to talk this through with other people feeling the same, then please do get in touch. We will be running: Lockdown/Covid themed workshops Loneliness and isolation Managing fear and anxiety Self-care and staying safe Lockdown/Covid peer support groups The ... Read more
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