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Unable to take new referrals at the moment

By editor | 05/07/2021

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

By editor | 29/06/2021

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

By editor | 29/06/2021

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

By editor | 29/06/2021

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

By editor | 24/06/2021

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

By editor | 23/06/2021

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

By editor | 26/05/2021

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

By editor | 26/05/2021

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

By editor | 21/04/2021

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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By editor | 08/04/2021

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

Yearlong fundraising initiative ‘My Costume Drama’

MindOut launch a yearlong fundraising initiative ‘My Costume Drama’
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3rd year running: fave voluntary sector organisation

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

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.
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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 ... Read more
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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 ... Read more
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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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