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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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Chatting with Karen Dresback, LGBTQ Advocacy Worker

By editor | 23/12/2020

What is your role at MindOut? I am an advocate and the member of the team who leads and takes on the majority of housing and over-50s cases. I help to link people in with housing services and make housing applications and transfer requests. I also put people in touch with other support services. For … 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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