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A massive thank you to our marvellous half marathon runners and volunteers

By editor | 19/03/2019

On Sunday 25th February 14 intrepid runners undertook the 13 mile Brighton half marathon course on a warm and sunny day and fundraised a marvellous £4K for MindOut – they did an amazing job and all completed the course with enthusiasm and determination. We had an 8 strong crew from Bear Patrol who were all … Read more

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Age Matters

By editor | 13/03/2019

MindOut’s innovative work with LGBTQ older people is gathering pace – Age matters 50+ is a project consisting of a range of peer support and social activities for people who are 50+ who want to get out and meet other members of the community. Meeting other people to share experiences, feelings and problems can reduce the … Read more

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Being a MindOut Service User Representative

By editor | 12/03/2019

 ‘I feel privileged to be a service user rep as I feel it is a way to get service users voice heard and be a bridge between service users and staff . It is my way to give something back ‘.    MindOut is a much valued, and indeed, vital lifeline to the many people … Read more

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MindOut Half Marathon Team

By editor | 20/02/2019

We have a wonderful team of runners raising money for MindOut at the upcoming Brighton Half Marathon. Here are just a few of our fabulous runners: Eric Banks Joe Flynn Maddocks We are so grateful and wish our team the best of luck! The Brighton Half Marathon is happening this Sunday 24th February. You can view … Read more

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Volunteer Counsellor Vacancies

By editor | 19/02/2019

MindOut are recruiting both trainee and qualified volunteer counsellors to join our busy, low-cost LGBTQ Affirmative counselling service. We are recruiting for counsellors who: are training on/qualified from level 7 (Post Graduate level) or above courses identify as LGBTQ trans and BAME LGBTQ counsellors are particularly welcome to apply To apply for a role with … Read more

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MindOut awarded £5K from Sussex Community Foundation

By editor | 19/02/2019

We are so pleased to have been awarded £5,000 from the Sussex Community Foundation, for a 50+ LGBTQ Counselling Service. George Tidey, our counselling coordinator accepted the award, with The Mayor of Brighton and Hove, Councillor Dee Simson.

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Online Support

By editor | 30/01/2019

Our Online Support service is open most evenings and weekends. Check the pink box for opening times! Our Online Support service is: Run by and for LGBTQ people Free instant message service Confidential, anonymous, non-judgemental Safe space to share how you feel Get support and information Get in touch with our trained Online Support workers … Read more

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Looking after ourselves at Christmas

By editor | 10/12/2018

As we approach the Festive Season we wanted to acknowledge that this can be a really difficult time of year for many LGBTQ people – you may be feeling lonely and isolated from family and friends or have to endure uncomfortable family gatherings that don’t make us feel great. Here are MindOut’s top tips for … Read more

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Brighton and Hove FrontRunners

By editor | 06/12/2018

Brighton and Hove FrontRunners was set up by George Tester-Allen 10 weeks ago and they already have 15 members. George is a trained leader in running fitness (approved by England Athletics) and is hoping to undertake a coach course in 2019 subject to funding they have applied for. As of last week the club has … Read more

MindOut LGBTQ Mental Health Service Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer mental health service Annual Report 2017 - 2018

MindOut Annual Report 2017 – 2018

By editor | 14/11/2018

MindOut’s Annual Report 2017 – 2018 is now available. You can view it here.

Job Vacancy: Community Engagement Worker

  Community Engagement Worker We are looking for a dynamic, resilient person with a good understanding of the mental health needs and experiences of LGBTQ people and experience of providing supportive case work management. 14 hours per week. Salary £25,042 pro rata (£10,017 per annum) Closing date 12:00 Friday 21 May 2021 Interview Date Thursday ... 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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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

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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MindOut’s Spring and Summer online training programme

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

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
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Trans and non-binary mental health advocacy

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

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
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Assertiveness Skills Workshop for LGBTQ people over 50

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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