Exploring sexuality and gender with our Fundraising Assistant, Malaika, this Bi Week

POC person looking into the camera and smiling, they have dark brown braids and are wearing a gold necklace

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? My name is Malaika (she/they), I’m a 23-year-old non-binary womxn, currently living in Salford! When did you start questioning your sexual identity? I started questioning my sexual identity in my first year of university. I began by identifying with Pansexuality, and then Bisexual. I now identify … Read more

How can you support MindOut during the COVID-19 outbreak?

join our team

There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has hit us all hard.  However, the MindOut team are working their socks off to keep our services running virtually including Counselling, Advocacy, Peer Mentoring and Peer Support Groups.  Our Online Support service is incredibly busy right now and we have extended our opening times.    LGBTQ mental health matters more … Read more

Take the 2.6 challenge for MindOut and LGBTQ mental health! 

Due to the COVID19 pandemic, many events have been cancelled or postponed including the London Marathon which was due to take place this Sunday 26th April.  The financial impact on the UK’s charities, including MindOut, has been huge.  So we are asking you to join us in the 2.6 challenge which has been organised by the London Marathon events team.  Please help support LGBTQ … Read more

Crowdfunder

Help us reduce suicidal distress for LGBTQ people “8 out of 10 MindOut service users have experienced suicidal distress now or at some point in their lives. We are dedicating this Crowdfunder to our Online Support service which helps many LGBTQ people deal with suicidal distress every day from around the UK and internationally. This much-needed … Read more

LGBTQ+ Mental Health Hero of the Week: Curtis Scott

curtis scott performing for mindout in brighton

This week’s LGBTQ+ Health Hero is Curtis Scott. Curtis, and his classmates Jess, Lou, Ruth, Ellie, organised a spectacular event called MindOut for Music. This event was part of their final coursework at the University of Brighton. They arranged a fantastic lineup of local musicians to perform, and publicised the event. All the profits from … Read more

LGBTQ+ Mental Health Hero of the Week: Layla Brain

A smiling woman giving two thumbs up and wearing a medal for having just completed the Brighton Marathon 2018.

This week’s Queer Mental Health Hero is Layla Brain, one of our sponsored Brighton Marathon runners who raised a phenomenal £685 for MindOut. Has Layla inspired you? Then sign up to run the Brighton Marathon 2019 for MindOut here. Layla has fundraised for various organisations in the past. We asked her why she chose to … Read more

Raising money and awareness about LGBTQ mental health in sport

Sussex Womens Football Team

Kate Webb is MindOut’s Business Development Manager. She writes here about meeting some of the people who are raising money for MindOut this year. Last Friday I got out of the office to go and meet some of the players from University of Sussex Womens Football team. 19 members of the team are running in … Read more