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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

May 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

Peer support groups and peer mentoring are available online and by telephone. If you would like to know more, please get in touch.

We are in the process of setting up an online and telephone counselling service so that people can access counselling during the COVID-19 crisis. Do make contact if this is something you would be interested in. There may be a wait for an assessment and to be matched with a counsellor whilst we set up this service. We hope to resume face to face counselling as soon as it is safe to do so.

Here are some links to information and support:






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 next online for LGBTQ mental health information and support on Sunday 31st May from 2-4pm.

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.

3:30pm - 7:30pm
1pm - 2:30pm (Under 30s Advocacy session)
5:30pm - 7:30pm
12pm - 2pm (Advocacy Session)
5:30pm - 7:30pm
3:30pm - 7:30pm
12pm - 2pm (Trans-specific session)
4pm - 7:30pm
12pm - 2pm
2pm - 4pm

Watch our video about our Online Support service:

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funded through the health lottery south east people's health trust