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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. • Responding to Suicidal Distress/Suicide Prevention in LGBTQ Communities , Weds 22nd July 2 – 4pm • Boundaries and Safe ... Read more
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In conversation with Hannah, our Community Mental Health Advocate

What is your role at MindOut? I am the Community Mental Health Advocate at MindOut. This means that we work with our clients to help them have their voices heard, to inform them of their rights, and to support them with various practical issues surrounding mental health. Pre lockdown, I would accompany clients to benefits ... Read more
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MindOut is recruiting

Counselling Coordinator 28 hours per week £26,010 pro rata (£20,808 per annum) Fixed term to 31 March 2021 Unique opportunity for an experienced, qualified Counsellor to run our busy low-cost community counselling service. You will need experience of online counselling, mental health and affirmative practice. You will lead a team of LGBTQ volunteers working with ... Read more
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Rainbow Heart donation to raise money for MindOut

RAINBOW HEART DONATION TO RAISE MONEY FOR CHARITY British Artist and Sculptor, Andrew Logan, has created a unique rainbow wearable art piece, using his signature style of tessellated mirror, to be donated to raise money for the MindOut charity in a raffle concluding on 5th July 2020 on the Just Giving website. The sculpture is ... Read more
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Coming out of lockdown with MindOut

With the gradual relaxation of lockdown we wanted to update you about how MindOut will continue to help you in the coming months. We know that it continues to be a difficult time of uncertainty and restrictions and many people within LGBTQ communities are unable to access critical support and NHS services to support their ... Read more
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Staying Connected with Peer Support

Since lockdown, we have been trialling new ways to help our community to connect with each other and have introduced weekly online peer support groups. If you’re feeling lonely, anxious or low, then we can help. Our peer support sessions help people who have had similar life experiences a chance to come together and offer ... Read more
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Joe White, on a decade of using MindOut services

Service user, Joe, talks to us about how MindOut saved his life. “At this precise moment in time with lockdown, without MindOut I would probably be dead.” When did you first hear about MindOut?  I’ve used MindOut’s services for a long time, since around 2010.  Which MindOut services have you used? Peer support groups including ... Read more
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Support our Pride fundraiser

The cancellation of Pride events this year means a huge loss of income for MindOut LGBTQ Mental Health Service. This comes at a time when our service users need us the most. During lockdown we have seen increased experiences of anxiety, depression, suicidal distress and self injury and we need your help to keep our ... Read more
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Lockdown/Covid Themed Workshops and Peer Support Groups

If you are struggling with the pressures of life in a Covid/Lockdown world and would like to talk this through with other people feeling the same, then please do get in touch. We will be running: Lockdown/Covid themed workshops Loneliness and isolation Managing fear and anxiety Self-care and staying safe Lockdown/Covid peer support groups The ... Read more
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