Loneliness support this #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

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Loneliness is a sadly common experience amongst LGBTQ+ communities and is the theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week. A lot of social activity is centred on the commercial ‘scene’ which might not be accessible to people for all kinds of reasons. Geographical isolation, having a low income, not feeling welcomed on the basis … Read more

The Big Give Christmas Challenge, 2021

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This year MindOut has been selected to participate in the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2021, which is the UK’s largest match funding campaign. We’ve set the target of raising £4K for our counselling services and all donations will be match funded for 7 days from 12pm on the 30th November, #GivingTuesday. One donation, twice the … Read more

Job Vacancy: Counselling Service Assistant

Choice of part time or full time work, min 14 hours a week Full time salary: £25,042 pa, increasing to £27,500 pa after 6 months We are looking for an experienced Counsellor to help run our busy low-cost community Counselling service. Closing date: 5pm, Monday 6 December 2021 Interview date: Friday 13 December 2021 Please … Read more

Job Vacancy: Online Support Coordinator

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35 hours per week Salary: £27,306 pa Experienced, enthusiastic coordinator sought to develop our national LGBTQ mental health online support service. You will be leading and supporting a team of volunteers to deliver our established and busy service. Closing date 12pm midday, Monday 6th December 2021. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 15th December. Please … Read more

Job Vacancy: Project Worker

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  Mental Health Project Workers (2x posts) We are looking for two dynamic and enthusiastic LGBTQ people with mental health and suicide prevention service delivery experience to support the running of our wellbeing, peer support and case work services. Full time post: 35 hours per week Full time salary: £25,042 pa pro rata Part time … Read more

Introducing Chris, our Suicide Prevention Worker

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MindOut’s Suicide Prevention Worker, Chris Barker, supports LGBTQ people experiencing suicidal thoughts and suicidal distress, and helps develop coping strategies and safe plans. Chris also assists service users in accessing other services and emotional support whist they are on the waiting list to join our suicide prevention support groups. For 21 years, MindOut has been … Read more

MindOut ambassador and alt-R&B singer, ABISHA, talks LGBTQ mental health

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Hi Abisha, thanks for talking to MindOut and being an LGBTQ mental health super hero! Can you tell us a bit about your own mental health challenges? I think that I face a lot of the same challenges as the majority of people my age. I’ve struggled with anxiety since I can remember. I was … Read more

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Join MindOut’s #MentalHealthMatters fundraiser and help us raise £3000! Prizes to be won! The Covid19 pandemic has thrown the UK into a mental health crisis. This March a national Mental Health Matters Crowdfunder has been launched to raise funds and draw attention to the mental health challenges people are facing today. 40% of LGBTQ people … Read more