News & Events

MindOut volunteers in a national campaign

By editor | 08/12/2015

This year volunteers from MindOut took part in a national MIND campaign to raise awareness of LGBTQ mental health.

Yearlong fundraising initiative ‘My Costume Drama’

By editor | 16/09/2015

MindOut launch a yearlong fundraising initiative ‘My Costume Drama’

3rd year running: fave voluntary sector organisation

By editor | 22/06/2015

A big thank 1you to all our volunteers and service users and all our supporters who have been with us this year.

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MindOut info now available in multiple languages

By editor | 12/06/2015

We have created an information sheet about MindOut and the services we provide that is now available in Arabic, Farsi, Bengali, Mandarin and Polish. These are available to read on the site or to download and print. Find them HERE on our resources page.

MindOut are running HIV+ Wellbeing Workshops!

By editor | 23/04/2015

MindOut are running two workshops for HIV+ LGBTQ people living with concerns about their mental health. The workshops will take place on Saturday, 16th May and Saturday, 23rd May in Central Brighton. Each day will run from 11am-3pm. Please see the poster for contact details if you are interested and would like to get in … Read more

Join our new Peer Support Groups!

By editor | 21/04/2015

MindOut are starting four new themed peer support groups: Work it Out, Out of the Blue, Women’s Group, Undr30s

Time To Talk Day – Latest TV Interview

By editor | 21/04/2015

On Thursday 5th February MindOut took part in Time To Change’s national ‘Time to Talk Day’ event, designed to break down stigma around mental health by talking to members of the public.

Congratulations to our Brighton Half Marathon Runners!

By editor | 21/04/2015

Yesterday, a team of 11 runners completed the Brighton Half Marathon in order to raise funds for MindOut and support us in providing vital mental health services to the LGB&T communities in Brighton & Hove. Although the race has been run, there is still time to donate to our team if you would like to … Read more

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Relive our Annual Celebration Event!

By editor | 21/04/2015

Here you can watch a video of some of the photos taken at our Annual Celebration Event!

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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Job Vacancy: Online Support Coordinator

35 hours per week Salary: £27,306 pa Experienced, enthusiastic coordinator sought to develop our national LGBTQ mental health online support service. You will be leading and supporting a team of volunteers to deliver our established and busy service. Closing date 5pm Thursday 30th September. Interviews will be held on Monday 4th October. Please visit our ... Read more
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MindOut ambassador and alt-R&B singer, ABISHA, talks LGBTQ mental health

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

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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Self-Advocacy Workshop leaflet

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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