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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

MindOut’s Spring and Summer online training programme

By editor | 11/03/2021

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

By editor | 11/03/2021

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

Trans and non-binary mental health advocacy

By editor | 04/03/2021

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

By editor | 01/03/2021

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

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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Unable to take new referrals at the moment

Unfortunately due to staff shortages we are still unable to pick up any new requests for advocacy support at the moment.  We will review this temporary measure on Monday 19th  July, with a view to opening up the service the following week. In the meantime, we have prepared a list of other services that provide ... Read more
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MindOut staff and volunteers fly their rainbow flags online

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

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

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

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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Vacancy: LGBTQ People of Colour Development Manager

LGBTQ People of Colour Development Manager 35 hours per week Salary: £27,306 pa Join our dynamic, growing LGBTQ mental health service. You will lead our work to become an anti-racist organisation, promote mental health within LGBTQ PoC communities and identify the gaps. You will need: experience of mental health, strategic planning, community consultation and partnership ... Read more
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Catching up with Colin: a MindOut Peer Mentoring volunteer

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

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

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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