Peer Support Groups
Unfortunately we are currently unable to accept any new enquiries and referrals to our Peer Mentoring, Befriending, and Group Work services, as they are full, at the moment.
This will be reviewed on Monday 9th August 2021.
MindOut peer support groups are welcoming of all LGBTQ people.
Our peer support groups are confidential and non-judgemental and are run by experienced LGBTQ group facilitators
Our identity themed groups are run by facilitators who share the same identity as the theme of the group.
"without doubt this group saved my life. I was desperately lonely and isolated before, living a very depressed life. I have made connections with people very similar to me. It has taken 40 years for me to find my tribe." - 50+ group member
The groups provide opportunities for LGBTQ people to:
- Meet other people with shared lived experiences and shared identities
- Create a safe and supportive space to share how you are feeling
- Use shared experiences and identities to give and receive support
- Help reduce loneliness and isolation and share coping strategies
Some of our groups are Brighton based, meet up groups and others are run remotely via Zoom.
“this is the only time in my week where I spend time with people who look like me, Black queer people. This feeds my soul, I need this support and I feel so much better for it” - PoC group member
We are currently running groups for;
- People who are 50+
- People of Colour (PoC)
- LGBTQ people with experience of suicidal thoughts
- Men with experience of suicidal thoughts
- People juggling work with their mental health and wellbeing
We often run groups for under 30’s, trans, BAME, non-binary, bi and queer people too. If you are interested in any of these groups do let us know, as we set groups up in response to interest and demand.
“the groups support has prevented me from becoming unemployed, and if I am honest, has prevented me from killing myself” - Group member