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MindOut for Each Other

I feel proud and like I’m making a difference. It’s not just MindOut for mental health or for being LGBTQ – my wrist band says “MindOut for each other” and MindOut truly does that.

MindOut Advocacy Service

“the advocacy support I received has helped me survive financially but more than that I now feel much less suicidal and finally like I belong somewhere”

Coronavirus and MindOut services

April 2020

If you are feeling stressed, isolated and uncertain because of Covid-19 you are not alone, our  LGBTQ online support workers are here every day. Research shows that contact with others who understand how you are feeling is crucial to supporting your mental health especially during the coronavirus crisis. LGBTQ mental health matters, now more than ever.  If you are LGBTQ and feeling low, anxious or isolated, we are here for you.

We want you all to know that MindOut’s advocacy and Online Support services will continue to be open through these challenging times. We know that many people are feeling anxious and isolated and are trying to manage huge uncertainty at the moment. MindOut will continue to be here for you and although we cannot meet  you face to face for a while, we are committed to providing phone support, advocacy support and can also have online meetings with you. Please be reassured that you are not alone and do get in touch.

  • If you would like to speak to a MindOut member of staff: [email protected]  01273 234839
  • You can also use our Online Support service which will be open every day: check the pink bubble for opening times

All of our groups, peer mentoring and counselling services have ceased face-to-face meetings for the time being.  We are planning to run some groups and some counselling online in the coming weeks.  We will update the website when we are able to take new enquiries.

Here are some links to information and support:

Resources

www.annamathur.com/dealing-with-coronavirus-anxiety

www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/looking-after-your-mental-health-during-coronavirus-outbreak

www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing

https://www.samaritans.org/

MindOut is a mental health service run by and for lesbians, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer people.

We work to improve the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTQ communities and to make mental health a community concern.

We welcome all LGBTQ people and those who may not identify as LGBTQ including men who have sex with men, women who have sex with women, intersex people, people who previously identified as trans and people who are questioning their sexual and/or gender identities. If in doubt, please do contact us.

Online Support

We are now online for LGBTQ+ information and support until 2pm.

When we are online, you can contact one of our Online Support Workers in confidence for instant chat - see the box in the bottom right hand corner.

Please note, the session listed times below are subject to change.

Monday
3:30pm - 7:30pm
Tuesday
1pm - 2:30pm (Under 30s Advocacy session)
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Wednesday
12pm - 2pm (Advocacy Session)
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Thursday
3:30pm - 7:30pm
Friday
12pm - 2pm (Trans-specific session)
4pm - 7:30pm
Saturday
12pm - 2pm
Sunday
2pm - 6pm

News & Events

Terminology Guide November 2019 - front cover

Terminology Guide

We have just added a Terminology Guide to our Resources page www.mindout.org.uk/resources This was compiled by Brook volunteers, overseen and supported by The National LGB&T Partnership. Click below to view!  
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MindOut has been nominated for a British LGBT Award!

MindOut has been nominated for a British LGBT Award for the second year running! We would be delighted if people voted for us.  A vote for us is a vote for LGBTQ mental health. https://www.britishlgbtawards.com/vote-now/ Winning ...
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MindOut’s Dawn Hayes introduces befriending for 50+ LGBTQ people

What is your role at MindOut? I've got various roles at MindOut. I manage the Age Matters project which is for LGBTQ 50+ people with an emphasis on engaging with people who are 70+. I refer ...
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LGBTQ Relationship Counselling

Are you and your partner struggling to communicate, experiencing conflict in your relationship or trying to deal with a major life event such as the loss of a job or death of a loved one? Perhaps ...
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Out of the Blue – an LGBTQ group for support with suicidal thoughts

Many LGBTQ people have experienced suicidal thoughts For some of us these may be about closing down and coming around again once the pain or hurt of something passes.  For others, these thoughts may be reoccurring ...
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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 ...
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Find out how MindOut helped Christine

Watch Christine’s selfie to find out why she feels LGBTQ specific services like MindOut are crucial when experiencing the double whammy of discrimination because of her mental health issues as well as her sexual identity.

I want to talk about the importance of having LGBTQ specific services for people with mental health issues – when you are gay and you have mental health issues it’s like a double attack sometimes…

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