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 running pioneering, unique suicide prevention support groups. Out of the Blue (mixed) and Men’s Out of the Blue, bring together LGBTQ people who have lived experience of suicidal distress. The groups create a supportive, safe space to talk about feelings, to share how we survive distress, to learn from each other and to end the silence and the isolation. Chris facilitates both Out of the Blue groups.
Chris also facilitates Suicide Prevention workshops such as ‘Helping a Suicidal Friend,’ ‘Keeping Safe and Self Care’, and ‘Managing Suicidal Thoughts’.
Talking about suicide is vital and you do not have to wait until you are in distress to talk. Please get in touch via the chat bubble on our website or via [email protected], or on 01273 234839 (24-hour confidential answerphone).