News & Events

New course of Self-Advocacy workshops for LGBTQ people over 50

By editor | 15/09/2021

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!

By editor | 13/09/2021

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

World Suicide Prevention Day

By editor | 10/09/2021

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

By editor | 08/09/2021

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: Office Manager

By editor | 26/08/2021

Office Manager 28 – 35 hours per week Salary: £27,306 pa (pro rata for part-time) Enthusiastic, experienced administrator sought for this new role. Join our busy LGBTQ mental health service to run our office systems, manage and support our admin team and ensure service users get the best from MindOut. Closing date: 5pm, Tuesday 14th September … Read more

Job Vacancy: Online Support Coordinator

By editor | 18/08/2021

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

By editor | 27/07/2021

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

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

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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