Bursaries for Black and trans/QTIPOC Counsellor Training

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MindOut are excited to offer a limited number of bursaries for Black and trans/QTIPOC counsellors to undertake training. Bursaries are open to QTIPoC (Queer, trans and/or Intersex People of Colour) and to all LGBTQ People of Colour. We recognise that Black people in our communities face exceptional barriers and we expect that at least one … Read more

MindOut’s Spring and Summer online training programme

We’ve been proud to provide LGBTQ inclusion and Affirmative Practice training for the last 13 years and 2021 has been delightfully busy for our expanding Training Programme. Our Trans 101, A-Z of Inclusion and bespoke workshops have never been more popular! Since we’re deeply passionate about helping organisations and professionals to become more confident in … Read more

Trans and non-binary mental health advocacy

We are very proud of our trans and non-binary run mental health advocacy service – one of the few in the UK. We provide advice, information and representation for trans, non-binary, intersex, and/or gender diverse people who have experience of mental health issues. MindOut’s advocacy services have an excellent reputation as a well-known, trusted community … Read more

Support for Trans Communities

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MindOut is proud to provide one of the few mental health advocacy services run by and for trans people.  Recent social media and government announcements are causing untold stress, anxiety and anger for trans and non-binary communities. MindOut welcomes and supports people of all gender identities and gender expressions, and we reject all forms of transphobia. Trans … Read more

BAME/POC trans inclusivity handbook – UK survey

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Sabah Choudrey writes and talks about inclusive practice. They have published a a free guide: www.sabahchoudrey.com/inclusivity They are currently working on a longer handbook with Jessica Kingsley Publishers on “inclusive practice of Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic (BAME)/people of colour (POC) trans (including non-binary and gender non-conforming people) and need the voices of our amazing BAME/POC … Read more

Working Therapeutically with Trans clients

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Michelle (Shelley) Bridgman presents an exclusive CPD training event for MindOut. This event is intended for counselling professionals.   Saturday 14th July An all-day event in central Brighton. Cost: £120 Reduced cost for Students: £60 Attendees will: mix theory, experiential exercises and discussions understand those who may identify as Transgender and/or Gender Diverse develop confidence … Read more

volunteer counsellor opportunities

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MindOut currently have voluntary placement opportunities for trainee and qualified counsellors. We need counsellors who are training on or are qualified from Level 7 (post graduate) or above courses, and identify as lesbian, gay, bi, trans or queer. We particularly welcome applications from counsellors who fit any of these criteria: Family or Systemically-trained Relationship trained … Read more

MindOut Day at the B Right On Festival, Fri 23 Feb

FRIDAY 23RD FEBRUARY 2018 EVENT RUNS 10AM-4PM PHILL STARR PAVILION VICTORIA GARDENS, BRIGHTON BN1 1WN FREE EVENT  –  To book your place: email [email protected]   or    phone 01273 234 839 11.00-12.30        Living Well on a Low Income 11.00-12.00       Housing drop-in   12.30-2.00     BAME LGBTQ workshop     1.00-2.00 … Read more