From rock bottom to a Mental Health First Aid England trainer – A personal story by Chris Murray

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It was July 2016 and I was taken to hospital because I was suicidal. I’d struggled with my mental health for 20 years, never fully opening up or receiving the right diagnosis and treatment. I came out age 21 and a few years later moved from the North East to London, part of the reason … Read more

20 years of happy staff at MindOut. What’s their secret?

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Happy birthday to us! As one of our many celebrations this year (you have to milk a big birthday right?!) we brought together MindOut staff, old and new, to find out what they love about the UK’s only LGBTQ mental health charity. “MindOut brings people together. All sorts of very different people who are valued … Read more

Golden Handbag Awards 2019

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Voting in the 2019 Golden Handbags Awards closes at midnight on Sunday, June 16! https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SVCCQ6P You can vote for MindOut as your ‘Favourite Voluntary Sector Organisation’! From G Scene: “The Golden Handbag Awards, now in their twenty fourth year are Brighton & Hove’s very own ‘Gay Oscars’. They recognise the achievements of individuals and organisations … Read more

Personal Safety workshop

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As part as the 50+ wellbeing project activities, we have organized an exciting workshop called ‘Personal Safety’. We have qualified experienced trainers delivering the workshop who will also be able to answer any of your questions that may arise during the workshop.   Refreshments will be provided. The Workshop is FREE. The workshop content is … Read more

MindOut for the Laughs, Weds 31 July

“Another night of polished Pride performance” (Real Brighton) Come to our regular sell-out pre-Pride Cabaret with another amazing line-up… Get your tickets early, as we do expect this to be another sell-out event. Tickets are on sale now: https://www.komedia.co.uk/brighton/arts-cafe-programme/mindout-for-the-laughs-3/   Compered by Spice, and featuring Robert White, Debra Jane Appelby, Hannah Brackenbury, Bethany Black and … Read more

What does MindOut do?

drawing of six examples of mindout's services featuring characters engaging in counselling, advocacy, peersupport as well as receiving advice and information and using the online support service with a smart phone

We received a wonderful illustration of MindOut’s services from a dear friend of ours, Edward Whelan. MindOut offers: Advice & Information, Advocacy, Peer Support groups, Online Support, Counselling, and Suicide Prevention. If you would like to find out more, please contact us on 01273 234839 or email [email protected]

Brighton Marathon

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  We were very proud of our three Brighton Marathon runners this year: Scott Jackson, George Tester-Allen & James Long. Congratulations and huge thank you to each of you.