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MindOut are running HIV+ Wellbeing Workshops!

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…

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Join our new Peer Support Groups!

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

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Time To Talk Day – Latest TV Interview

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.

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Congratulations to our Brighton Half Marathon Runners!

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…

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Relive our Annual Celebration Event!

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

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IDAHOBIT Day 2022

This year’s IDAHOBIT 2022 theme is ‘Our bodies, Our rights, Our choice.‘ As LGBTQI+ people this day highlights our basic human rights to live our sexualities and express our gender(s). We deserve to be free from physical violence and oppression, from so-called ‘therapies’ to forced sterilisation of Trans and Intersex people. Hear from the MindOut team...
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Rita Hirani joins MindOut as Chief Executive Officer

Rita Hirani (she/her) has been appointed as the new CEO at MindOut. Rita will build on the foundation and fantastic work done by founder Helen Jones and the MindOut team so far. Rita plans to develop, diversify and strengthen the charity as we move into a post-covid era. Rita is a social entrepreneur and trainer,...
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Loneliness support this #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

Loneliness is a sadly common experience amongst LGBTQ+ communities and is the theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week. A lot of social activity is centred on the commercial ‘scene’ which might not be accessible to people for all kinds of reasons. Geographical isolation, having a low income, not feeling welcomed on the basis...
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MindOut stands in solidarity with the trans community

We are dismayed by the UK Government’s plans to backtrack on the conversion therapy ban, which has actively excluded our trans siblings. Trans rights are human rights and we stand shoulder to shoulder with every trans person on this matter. The Government’s own data shows that trans people are more likely to be subjected to...
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Introducing Calvin Stovell, our People of Colour Development Manager

Calvin Stovell (he/him) joined MindOut in February 2022 as our LGBTQ People of Colour Development Manager. Calvin is leading on the organisation’s anti-racism work and is developing interventions and support to specifically help LGBTQ people of colour with their mental health. Prior to joining MindOut, Calvin worked as an Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) providing...
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Join our ‘Work It Out’ sessions this Stress Awareness Month

For many people work is a big stressor in life. LGBTQ people can risk feeling unseen, excluded or discriminated against at work, heightening stress. If you can relate, you might be interested in our ‘Work It Out’ services – support for LGBTQ people in paid employment. Our Work It Out peer support group is held...
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MindOut’s counselling service, busier than ever

Over the past year, MindOut’s counselling service has recovered from the disruption caused by the pandemic, and is now bigger than ever. We’re doing our best to keep up with the demand for low-cost LGBTQ-affirmative counselling, but we’ve had to put in some restrictions to help manage our waiting list. At the moment, unfortunately, we...
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Bingo Ball Fundraiser with Fast Forward 15 and Alfie Ordinary 

This International Women’s Day we attended the Fast Forward 15 Bingo Ball Fundraiser with fabulous drag prince, Alfie Ordinary, at ExCeL London.   Fast Forward 15 is a not-for-profit mentoring scheme for women working in events, hospitality and travel. As we also offer peer mentoring at MindOut, the collaboration was a perfect fit.   A highlight...
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Trans Healthcare Self Advocacy Workshop

MindOut is planning a Self-Advocacy workshop for Trans people on trans healthcare. The workshop will be held on Zoom on Thursday 24th March, 2.30 – 4pm. It will be led by Lou Thomas (they/them), MindOut’s Trans Advocate.  It’s open to trans service users and volunteers. The workshop will cover speaking up for yourself, accessing services...
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