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MindOut is recruiting!

Chair of Trustees

MindOut is looking for an experienced leader to help us take forward our strategic aims, ensure good governance and support our CEO. You will need experience of being a board member, excellent communication skills and experience of mental health issues.

Closing date: Sunday 22 November 2020
Interviews TBC

Download the application pack.

Email [email protected] or send a large SAE to: MindOut, Community Base, 113 Queens Rd, Brighton, BN1 3XG


Volunteer Opportunities

Applications welcome to join our team of LGBTQ volunteers for our Counselling service.

Our LGBTQ Counselling service is offering online and telephone counselling. We welcome applicants who have remote counselling skills to join our team. Please email [email protected] to enquire.

Supervision will be offered for the role.

We particularly welcome applications from people over the age of 50, those who identify as trans and non-binary, and people of colour, as these groups are currently underrepresented in our volunteer team.

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MindOut are recruiting both trainee and qualified volunteer counsellors to join our busy, low-cost LGBTQ Affirmative counselling service. There is currently no closing date for volunteer counsellor applications.

We need counsellors who:

  • are training on/qualified from level 7 (Post Graduate level) or above courses
  • identify as LGBTQ
  • trans and BAME LGBTQ counsellors are particularly welcome to apply

To find out more about the service, see 

To enquire, please email [email protected]

Online Support Workers, Peer Mentors, and Befrienders

We are not currently recruiting for our Online Support , Peer Mentoring  or Befriending services. However, you are welcome to send in applications and we will keep them on file until our next recruitment, which will likely take place in February 2021. Keep an eye on our website and social media pages for exact dates to be confirmed.

If you are interested in volunteering for these roles, please see our Volunteer Application Pack, which includes the welcome letter, person specification and application form.
Please complete application form and email it to [email protected] with the subject 'Volunteering' and the role(s) you are interested in.

Our Online Support service offers one-to-one support and information for people all around the UK, and around the world. We are open most evenings from around 5:30pm, and offer weekly trans, advocacy and under 30s advocacy sessions.

Our Peer Mentoring and Befriending service offers people the opportunity to be matched with a mentor or befriender who will be able to support them with something difficult they are facing. This might be getting out a bit more, or going through a difficult time, or something else. Peer Mentors offer one-to-one support and can help reduce isolation and loneliness.

Online Support Workers

We look for volunteers to join our evening and weekend Online Support service.

You will be supporting people one-to-one online with a wide variety of issues relating to mental health, sexuality, gender identity, relationships and isolation.

Volunteers will normally work in pairs to support each other when talking to contacts.

Regular supervision and team meetings, as well as full training, is provided.

Please complete the Volunteer Application Pack and email it to [email protected] with the subject 'Volunteer Application: Online Support Worker'.

Peer Mentors

Volunteers to be Peer Mentors and join our Peer Mentoring Service.

We are looking for volunteers who identify as LGBTQ, have lived experience of mental health, and who would like the opportunity to receive training to become a mentor.

Regular one-to-one and team support and supervision is available, and you would be expected to attend team meetings.

You will need to be able to commit to the role for at least six months.

Please complete the Volunteer Application Pack and email it to [email protected] with the subject 'Volunteer Application: Peer Mentor'.

Telephone Befrienders

This is an exciting opportunity for any LGBTQ person eager to build on current skills and experience or to develop new skills and to work as part of a volunteer team that provides essential and valued support for LGBTQ people.

There will be support, mentoring and training to become a MindOut Befriender.

All enquiries and applications are welcome from all LGBTQ people.  In addition, we would very much like to hear from you if you identify as trans or non-binary, or if you are a person of colour.

Please complete the Volunteer Application Pack and email it to [email protected] with the subject 'Volunteer Application: Befriender.