A new LGBTQ counselling service is to be set up by MindOut, the award winning LGBTQ mental health charity.
With support from the Rainbow Fund and Bear Patrol the service will be funded by grants, donations and client contributions, making it a community funded service.
Helen Jones, MindOut CEO said:
‘we will be opening a new counselling service run by and for LGBTQ people in October this year. There is more need than ever for community mental health and wellbeing initiatives and we are delighted to add counselling to the range of services we offer. Many LGBTQ people want to access services they can trust to be non-stigmatising, confidential and professional. This service will be an important addition to the talking therapies on offer in Brighton and Hove’.
Daniel Cheesman, LGBT Switchboard’s CEO said
‘we are pleased that MindOut are able to fill the gap that has been left due to us closing our counselling service earlier this year. We wish the MindOut team all the very best with this new service.’
Recruitment for a Counselling Coordinator, volunteer counsellors and supervisors will take place as soon as possible. Sign up to your newsletter on the lefthand side to stay up to date.