Talking mental health with MindOut’s CEO, Helen Jones

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When did you first become aware of your own mental health? I grew up in a family where mental health was often talked about. My mother had bi-polar and my father was often depressed, so I was aware of mental health issues from a very young age. I saw first hand how prejudiced people were … Read more

MindOut’s top tips for LGBTQ Mental Health during the lockdown

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We are all likely to experience mental health challenges during the coronavirus outbreak. Here are MindOut’s top tips for living with stress, isolation, anxiety and depression. Ask for help: LGBTQ people wait longer than the rest of the population to ask for support, you don’t have to. Contact MindOut, your GP, friends, family, neighbours if … Read more

From rock bottom to a Mental Health First Aid England trainer – A personal story by Chris Murray

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It was July 2016 and I was taken to hospital because I was suicidal. I’d struggled with my mental health for 20 years, never fully opening up or receiving the right diagnosis and treatment. I came out age 21 and a few years later moved from the North East to London, part of the reason … Read more