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Out of the Blue – an LGBTQ group for support with suicidal thoughts

Many LGBTQ people have experienced suicidal thoughts For some of us these may be about closing down and coming around again once the pain or hurt of something passes.  For others, these thoughts may be reoccurring or constant and may lead to high levels of distress where plans are made to harm ourselves or end ... Read more
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Help us reduce suicidal distress for LGBTQ people “8 out of 10 MindOut service users have experienced suicidal distress now or at some point in their lives. We are dedicating this Crowdfunder to our Online Support service which helps many LGBTQ people deal with suicidal distress every day from around the UK and internationally. This much-needed ... Read more
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Work It Out – a peer support group for LGBTQ people juggling work and mental health

If you are lesbian, gay, bi, trans or queer and: – in paid employment and worried about your mental health – experiencing anxiety, depression or stress at work or at home – concerned about your work/life balance – feeling isolated with these issues …and think by talking and listening to other people with shared identities ... Read more
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Better Communication in Intimate Relationships

MindOut is launching a new skills training group for LGBTQ people. Learn more about: listening skills dealing with conflict ending well intimacy and solitude This free, 8 week course on relationship skills aims to be safe, non-judgemental, welcoming and affirmative of relationship diversity. Wednesdays 6-8pm, starting 28th January. Fore more information contact: [email protected] or call ... Read more
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Honouring James Ledward and his legacy

James Ledward was immensely supportive of mental health, he cared about all the health inequalities facing LGBTQ people, and understood how important mental health is.  MindOut would not be where it is today without James’s support, foresight and help. James gave us space in Gscene to write about mental health.  Fifteen years ago it was ... Read more
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Free gift for Facebook Birthday Fundraisers!

You might have heard the gossip on the LGBTQ grape vine, we turn 20 this year! That’s so sweet if you’re thinking of buying us Champagne and chocolates 🙂 But the best birthday present you could give us would be to set up a Facebook Fundraiser for your own birthday. We’ve had some wonderful donations ... Read more
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MindOut Volunteer Recruitment

We are recruiting for volunteers! We are looking for Peer Mentors and Online Support Worker volunteers. If you are interested in being a volunteer, click here to download our application pack, which includes the role specifications and the application form. Please note, all of our volunteer opportunities are currently based in Brighton and surrounding. Completed ... Read more
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Our Urgent Need Advocate Josetta can’t get enough of MindOut!

Can you talk us through the jobs you’ve had here at MindOut? I was first an LGBTQ mental health advocate for MindOut eight years ago for two years. When I came back from London last year, there was a vacancy to facilitate the People Of Colour (POC) group. After this I joined the advocacy team ... Read more
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A pride tale: Boring and ordinary is worth fighting for – by Sue Dexter

Sue is member of our 50+ peer support group. This year she enjoyed her first MindOut Pride bus experience, and what an experience it was! I was having quite a bad time before Pride this year and last year was the first time I’ve ever seen a Pride parade. Then when it was mentioned in ... Read more
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