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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”

Peer Support Groups open

Our Peer Support groups are open to new members now


MindOut services are open

October 2020

Please click here for updates and information

Apologies if we cannot reply to messages straight away. We are temporarily short staffed at the moment. We will get back to you as soon as we can.

MindOut is continuing to work hard to become an anti-racist organisation, part of which is understanding and processing white privilege. We are taking the time to educate ourselves and listen to our staff, service users and volunteers so we can be true allies. We are asking ourselves tough questions and having honest conversations as a team because we want to drive long-term change for BIPoC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour) LGBTQ communities. We have secured funds to provide more mental health support for QTIPoC (Queer, Trans, and Intersex People of Colour) which we will be commissioning in the next few months.

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 our themed BIPOC session from 3.30 – 5.30pm, and then for general LGBTQ mental health information and support from 5.30 – 7:30pm, Tuesday 27th October 2020.

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.

12 - 2pm (Non-binary/gender diverse specific session)
5.30pm - 7:30pm

3:30pm - 5:30pm (BIPoC [Black, Indigenous and People of Colour] specific session
5:30pm - 7:30pm

2:30 - 4pm (Under-30's Advocacy session)
5:30pm - 7:30pm

3:30pm - 7:30pm

12pm - 2pm (Trans-specific session)
4pm - 7:30pm
Every other Friday (16th October, 30th October, 13th November, 27th November)
7:30pm - 9:30pm (Support with Suicidal Distress)

12pm - 2pm

2pm - 4pm

Watch our video about our Online Support service:

News & Events

Peer Support Groups open for new members

Managing our mental health and wellbeing can be challenging and at times isolating.  MindOut offers friendly, supportive groups for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer people, where you can share your experiences, talk about how you ...
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Job Vacancy: Fundraising Assistant

Fundraising Assistant 21 hours per week £21,589 pro rata (£12,953 pa) MindOut is seeking a skilled, enthusiastic and self-reliant Fundraising Assistant to join our successful fundraising and sales team. You will need admin, fundraising and social media ...
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Talking About Mental Health For All

The World Mental Health Day, the theme is 'Mental Health For All'. In this video, MindOut’s Kate and Kitty discuss LGBTQ mental health, as well as talking about why LGBTQ specific services are so crucial and ...
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Getting to know the MindOut counselling service with Emmie Prosper

What course are you studying at the moment and why did you choose this discipline? I'm studying an MA in Gestalt Therapy Theory Studies. I chose this is because prior to training as a psychotherapist I ...
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Spotlight on our telephone befriending and online peer mentoring services!

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

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 ...
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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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