Looking after ourselves at Christmas

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As we approach the Festive Season we wanted to acknowledge that this can be a really difficult time of year for many LGBTQ people – you may be feeling lonely and isolated from family and friends or have to endure uncomfortable family gatherings that don’t make us feel great. Here are MindOut’s top tips for … Read more

MindOut is recruiting…

LGBTQ Mental Health Advocacy Worker 30 hours per week £22,950 pa pro rata (£19,671).     Enthusiastic, experienced worker needed for our Advocacy team.  You will specialise in housing issues and working with people over 50.   Closing Date 12.00 Thursday 17th January  2019 Interview date: Monday 21st Jan 2019 Download the application form here.

Volunteer Counsellors needed

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MindOut are recruiting both trainee and qualified volunteer counsellors to join our busy, low-cost LGBTQ Affirmative counselling service. We need counsellors who: are training on/qualified from level 7 (Post Graduate level) or above courses identify as LGBTQ trans and BAME LGBTQ counsellors are particularly welcome to apply To find out more about the service, see … Read more

New research into LGBTQ mental health

Stonewall have published a major study showing that over half of LGBT people experienced depression in the last year, with almost half of trans people feeling suicidal.   People reported shocking levels of mistreatment in mainstream services.  Read the report HERE. Stonewall’s brilliant and timely research highlights and reveals the shocking levels of mental distress we respond to … Read more

Self Care

Self care Is a crucial element of wellbeing and very individual to each one of us…however here are a few ways to take care of ourselves that we know work. Be true to yourself – It’s freeing to be able to live as your true self, especially in the face of adversity – and that … Read more

Volunteer for MindOut!

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Volunteer for MindOut!   We are now recruiting for Online Support Workers and Peer Mentors to join our team of LGBTQ volunteers. Our Online Support service offers one-to-one support and information for people all around the UK, and sometimes from around the world. We are open most evenings from around 5.30pm, and offer weekly trans, … Read more