Age Matters

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MindOut’s innovative work with LGBTQ older people is gathering pace - Age matters 50+ is a project consisting of a range of peer support and social activities for people who are 50+ who want to get out and meet other members of the community. Meeting other people to share experiences, feelings and problems can reduce the feeling of isolation and loneliness in a safe supportive place. Please come and join us and also spread the word as much as possible so we can reach older people in need of vital mental health support.

Here’s some of our events coming up…

Wellbeing Workshops 50+ (at Community Base)

We are running four wellbeing workshops to help increase confidence, assertiveness and build resilience:

  1. Preparing to meet your G.P.               Monday 29th April    11 – 2pm
  2. Assertiveness   training                         Monday 13th May     11 - 2pm
  3. Accessing services                                Monday 27th May     11 - 2pm
  4. Reducing isolation and loneliness         Monday 17th June    11 - 2pm

If you would like to book your place on any of the workshops please contact Dawn Hayes at [email protected] or call 01273 234 839

Cream Tea at the B Right On Festival 50+ (free event)

This year we have joined up with ‘Switchboard’ and ‘Older and Out’ to host a Cream Tea at the B Right On festival. We would like to invite you to the event on Thursday 4th April 2019   1-4pm in the marquee at Victoria Gardens. Please contact Dawn Hayes to book your place [email protected]

Trans and / or non–binary coffee and cake morning

We are having a coffee and cake morning on Wednesday 27th March 10.30 – 12pm. If you identify as trans and / or non-binary and would like to come and meet other 50+ trans/non-binary service users for an informal chat and social, to find out what MindOut is doing to support trans and /or non-binary people 50+ and for you to tell us how best we can support you.

If you would like to join us please contact [email protected]

Support for LGBTQ 70+

If you are 70+ we would love to hear from you about how we can support your mental health.

Counselling for LGBTQ  people 50+

We now have a dedicated group of counsellors who are 50+ themselves and we particularly want to target LGBTQ people over 60 who would benefit from exploring difficult experiences  with a counsellor of a similar age. If you have any concerns or questions about counselling please contact our coordinator [email protected] who will speak to you in confidence.

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