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September 2020

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MindOut supports Bisexuality Awareness Week 21st-27th September.

We welcome those who identify as bisexual and/or pansexual.

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 tomorrow, Tuesday 22nd September, from 3.30 – 5.30pm for a BIPoC themed session, and at 5.30 – 7.30pm for general LGBTQ+ information and support.

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
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Tuesday
3:30pm-5:30pm (BIPoC [Black, Indigenous and People of Colour] specific session) 
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Wednesday
2:30-4pm (Under-30's 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 - 4pm

Watch our video about our Online Support service:

News & Events

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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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Why is Bisexuality Awareness Week so important? – by Dominic Arnall, Chair of MindOut

Most LGBTQ people I know are pretty good at reading signals. If you’ve grown up experiencing a level of discrimination or prejudice growing up, it becomes second-nature to risk-assess your environment before revealing something about yourself ...
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Counsellor, Adam, celebrates volunteering with MindOut

MindOut have been a fundamental part of my growth as a counsellor, because I joined them right at the start of my training, just as they were opening the counselling service. The first thing to say ...
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Getting to know our Online Support Worker, Olivia Hancock

How old are you?  25 What are your pronouns?  She/her How do you define your sexuality?  I don’t use a specific word. Every time I do, I get stressed out and feel like I need live ...
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MindOut launches new 3 year Strategic Plan

We have consulted with service users, volunteers, staff, partners and a wide range of stakeholders to develop a new three year Strategic Plan 2020 – 2023.  We will be building on our last three very successful ...
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Workshops for LGBTQ workers and volunteers

MindOut is again running a series of free online national workshops for anyone working in the LGBTQ voluntary sector. By popular demand these have been recommissioned by NHS England following our fully-booked programme in June. • ...
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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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