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MindOut ambassador and alt-R&B singer, ABISHA, talks LGBTQ mental health

By editor | 27/07/2021

Hi Abisha, thanks for talking to MindOut and being an LGBTQ mental health super hero! Can you tell us a bit about your own mental health challenges? I think that I face a lot of the same challenges as the majority of people my age. I’ve struggled with anxiety since I can remember. I was … Read more

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MindOut staff and volunteers fly their rainbow flags online

By editor | 29/06/2021

This Pride month we asked staff and volunteers to take selfies and share their favourite rainbow flag designs online. Some grabbed pens or paintbrushes and others went beautifully off brief. What a wonderful creative bunch we are! It’s a small yet colourful way to celebrate in the light of so many Pride events being cancelled … Read more

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Ex-service user, John Stephenson, talks to us on our 10 year anniversary of independence

By editor | 29/06/2021

Hi John. You were a service user back in 2011 and you have quite a story as to how you got here? Thanks for talking with me on this significant anniversary for MindOut. I am beyond grateful for your existence and the continued support of the people in Brighton & Hove and beyond! Back in … Read more

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Our 50+ self-advocacy workshops are here for you

By editor | 29/06/2021

We are running a series of bite sized Self Advocacy Workshops for people who are 50+. Self-advocacy is organising and speaking up for yourself to help you get what you want and need. Sometimes this isn’t always easy, especially for minority groups such as LGBTQ folk, who can be silenced and excluded due to prejudice … Read more

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Our trustee, Chris Clark, explains legacy gifts

By editor | 24/06/2021

I took the decision to write my will recently and chose to use an online service called FreeWill. Freewill provides an online guided template to help you to complete a legally-appropriate will, whilst avoiding high solicitor fees. As part of writing my will I included a wish to make a donation to a number of registered … Read more

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Catching up with Colin: a MindOut Peer Mentoring volunteer

By editor | 26/05/2021

What is your volunteer role at MindOut? I am a Peer Mentor, which means I support and listen to someone who may be struggling with their day to day life for various reasons. I have also helped out with the Befriending service which aims to combat loneliness and provide a lifeline over the telephone which … Read more

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Chats with Charlie: a MindOut Online Support volunteer

By editor | 26/05/2021

What is your volunteer role? Online Support Volunteer When did you start volunteering? June 2020 What inspired you to volunteer for MindOut? I’ve always wanted to volunteer for an LGBTQ charity, although due to work commitments I could never find the time to commit to the training. Then, in 2020 I found myself in the … Read more

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MindOut’s CEO shortlisted for award

By editor | 21/04/2021

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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By editor | 08/04/2021

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

By editor | 11/03/2021

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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Job Vacancy: Project Worker

  Mental Health Project Workers (2x posts) We are looking for two dynamic and enthusiastic LGBTQ people with mental health and suicide prevention service delivery experience to support the running of our wellbeing, peer support and case work services. Full time post: 35 hours per week Full time salary: £25,042 pa pro rata Part time ... Read more
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New course of Self-Advocacy workshops for LGBTQ people over 50

This autumn, as part of MindOut’s Age Matters project, we are launching a series of workshops for older LGBTQ people. These workshops will be held in-person at Community Base in Brighton city centre.  Introduction to Self-Advocacy for LGBTQ people over 50 13:00 Tuesday 19 October 2021 Facilitators: Karen Dresback 50+ Project Advocacy Worker and Dawn ... Read more
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Job Vacancy: Administrator

Administrator 35 hours per week £19,359 Join our friendly team, supporting us to deliver a range of LGBTQ mental health services. We need an experienced administrator to run office systems, databases, IT and social media. Closing date: 5pm, Wednesday 27 October 2021 Interviews will be held on Tuesday 2 November Please visit our jobs page for an ... Read more
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Mental health in an unequal world

For many of us the last 18 months has caused us to think more about our health and wellbeing, and put it higher up on our agenda now. We benefit from excellent public services in the UK, like the NHS, but not all of us have the same experience of accessing health services and this ... Read more
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Exploring sexuality and gender with our Fundraising Assistant, Malaika, this Bi Week

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? My name is Malaika (she/they), I’m a 23-year-old non-binary womxn, currently living in Salford! When did you start questioning your sexual identity? I started questioning my sexual identity in my first year of university. I began by identifying with Pansexuality, and then Bisexual. I now identify ... Read more
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New course of Self-Advocacy workshops for LGBTQ people over 50

This autumn, as part of MindOut’s Age Matters project, we are launching a series of workshops for older LGBTQ people. These workshops will be held in-person at Community Base in Brighton city centre. The first of these sessions will be an Introduction to Self-Advocacy on Tuesday 21st September.    Introduction to Self-Advocacy for LGBTQ people ... Read more
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Change at the top!

After 21 years with MindOut and 10 years as the CEO, Helen Jones is stepping down. ‘I have had the enormous privilege of leading a fantastic organisation for over 20 years!  I am very proud to be handing over a growing, effective, influential charity. MindOut holds a unique place in the LGBTQ and mental health ... Read more
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World Suicide Prevention Day

At MindOut we offer a range of services that support LGBTQ people who experience suicidal thoughts and suicidal distress. Many people come to MindOut to talk one-to-one with another LGBTQ person for support, information or to discuss options that might help their situation. This may or may not include feeling suicidal. Our services include Counselling, ... Read more
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Introducing Chris, our Suicide Prevention Worker

MindOut’s Suicide Prevention Worker, Chris Barker, supports LGBTQ people experiencing suicidal thoughts and suicidal distress, and helps develop coping strategies and safe plans. Chris also assists service users in accessing other services and emotional support whist they are on the waiting list to join our suicide prevention support groups. For 21 years, MindOut has been ... Read more
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