Spotlight on our telephone befriending and online peer mentoring services!

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Telephone befriending: Many of us feel lonely or isolated. Sometimes we can find ourselves without someone to spend time with or share news with or talk to about our lives. Sometimes we don’t feel connected to our communities or to people like us, with our LGBTQ identity. Our telephone befriending project offers opportunities for people … Read more

“Volunteering at MindOut was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life, to give back to my community in this way.” – Lucy Kamper

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I started volunteering for MindOut when a trans friend sadly took her own life in 2018. I volunteered in one of the groups and also as a peer mentor. It was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life to give back to my community in this way. Through the amazing training offered by MindOut and … Read more

Why is Bisexuality Awareness Week so important? – by Dominic Arnall, Chair of MindOut

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Most LGBTQ people I know are pretty good at reading signals. If you’ve grown up experiencing a level of discrimination or prejudice growing up, it becomes second-nature to risk-assess your environment before revealing something about yourself that could put you in danger. Or at very least, make things awkward. Some same-sex couples will get used … Read more

Coming out of lockdown with MindOut

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With the gradual relaxation of lockdown we wanted to update you about how MindOut will continue to help you in the coming months. We know that it continues to be a difficult time of uncertainty and restrictions and many people within LGBTQ communities are unable to access critical support and NHS services to support their … Read more

Joe White, on a decade of using MindOut services

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Service user, Joe, talks to us about how MindOut saved his life. “At this precise moment in time with lockdown, without MindOut I would probably be dead.” When did you first hear about MindOut?  I’ve used MindOut’s services for a long time, since around 2010.  Which MindOut services have you used? Peer support groups including … Read more

Lockdown/Covid Themed Workshops and Peer Support Groups

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If you are struggling with the pressures of life in a Covid/Lockdown world and would like to talk this through with other people feeling the same, then please do get in touch. We will be running: Lockdown/Covid themed workshops Loneliness and isolation Managing fear and anxiety Self-care and staying safe Lockdown/Covid peer support groups The … Read more