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Getting to know the MindOut counselling service with Emmie Prosper

What course are you studying at the moment and why did you choose this discipline? I’m studying an MA in Gestalt Therapy Theory Studies. I chose this is because prior to training as a psychotherapist I qualified as an executive coach. The programme director was a Gestalt therapist so it was largely down to her ... Read more
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Spotlight on our telephone befriending and online peer mentoring services!

Telephone befriending: Many of us feel lonely or isolated. Sometimes we can find ourselves without someone to spend time with or share news with or talk to about our lives. Sometimes we don’t feel connected to our communities or to people like us, with our LGBTQ identity. Our telephone befriending project offers opportunities for people ... Read more
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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 my life to give back to my community in this way. Through the amazing training offered by MindOut and ... Read more
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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 that could put you in danger. Or at very least, make things awkward. Some same-sex couples will get used ... Read more
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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 on a personal level was – and this was mind-blowing to me – MindOut actually wanted me to join ... Read more
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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 up to some kind of standard. I usually just say “I’m a part of the LGBTQ community” but that’s ... Read more
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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 years to grow our work and widen our influence.  MindOut is uniquely placed to improve the mental health of ... Read more
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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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