Peer Support Groups

MindOut peer support groups are confidential, non-judgemental, independent from other services, free of charge and run by experienced LGBTQ mental health workers.

Our peer support 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

Our groups are Brighton based and are facilitated by experienced LGBTQ group workers.

"…it was amazing to meet other LGBTQ people with similar problems. I didn’t feel so alone anymore"

Our groups follow a rolling timetable, so please talk to us about any themed peer support group that you might be interested in.

Closed groups include:

  • Out of the Blue – for LGBTQ people who have experience of suicidal thoughts or suicidal distress
  • Out of the blue for GBTQ men
  • Work it Out – for LGBTQ people juggling mental health concerns with paid employment
  • Bi group – for anyone identifying as Bisexual
  • Non Binary group – for anyone identifying outside of the gender binary
  • Trans group - for anyone identifying as transgender
  • Queer group – for anyone with a queer identity
  • 50+ group - for LGBTQ people over 50
  • Under 30s group - LGBTQ people under 30
  • PoC group – for any LGBTQ person identifying as a person of colour
  • Women’s group – for LGBTQ women
  • Men’s group – for GBTQ men
  • BAME group – for all Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic people identifying as LGBTQ (this also includes people from white minority ethnic backgrounds)

We run some groups based on demand, so if there is a group not running currently that you think would be a good fit for you, please do get in touch with us.

Wellbeing peer support groups, workshops and information session themes include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Coming out
  • Stress
  • Self harm
  • Understanding anger
  • Loneliness and isolation
  • Housing issues
  • Work and employment
  • Change and resilience
  • Relationships
  • Getting older
  • Intrusive thoughts
  • Suicide prevention
  • Prejudice and discrimination
  • Sleep problems
  • Assertiveness
  • Welfare benefits
  • Money worries
  • Addictions
  • LGBTQ mental health

Meet the facilitators

Meet our Group facilitators, Yasmin, Dawn, Chris and Jason, on our Who We Are page.

Get in Touch

Please do get in touch if you would like to talk more about our group work service or arrange a time to meet and be assessed for group work:

01273 234 839