Below are flyers and leaflets for MindOut's services that are available to be downloaded and printed. Click on the image you want.
Leaflets on MindOut services:
Helen Jones, MindOut CEO, gave evidence to the Women and Equalities Committee enquiry into Health and Social Care and LGBT Communities on Wednesday 15th May.
See link below for the recording of the session and a transcript of the evidence.
Listed below are a range of links to a selection of research findings and other resources on LGBTQ mental health - keep scrolling down to view all the resources.
LGBT Action Plan: Improving the Lives of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People.
The LGBT Action Plan will be published alongside the results of the largest national survey of LGBT people ever undertaken. The survey, which had over 108,000 respondents, shows LGBT people are experiencing prejudice on a daily basis.
Ageing Well in LGBTQ Communities
A report into the lives of LGBTQ people over 50 years old, produced jointly between MindOut, Opening Doors London, Brighton and Hove LGBT Switchboard and Lloyds Banking Group:
Improving the health and wellbeing of lesbian and bisexual women and other women who have sex with women.
The London Assembly Health Committee: report on LGBT+ Mental Health
The RaRE Research Report: LGB&T mental health - risk and resilience
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer Good Practice Guide
The videos below were made with Mind to highlight the importance of LGBTQ mental health:
Intervenable factors associated with suicide risk in transgender persons
Inequality among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender groups in the UK: a review of evidence- July 2016
Trans Resource for Shops and Businesses
This resource from Allsorts Trans, Non-Binary & Gender Questioning Group, Transformers is aimed at shops and businesses that can help them become more trans inclusive! This, and other excellent guides from Allsorts, are available to download here
Queer Futures Report
A 2016 report in LGBT adolescent self harm, suicide and help seeking behaviour:
Here is a summary of the report: Queer-Futures-Summary-Report
And here is the full report: Queer-Futures-Final-Report
Suicide Prevention Conference Bristol- January 2016
On Friday 29 January 2016 Mind delivered a national conference on suicide prevention in LGBTQ+ Communities, organised in partnership with MindOut, Time to Change, and a number of local organisations in Bristol. Read an account of the conference here: Suicide Prevention Conference Bristol January 2016
Suicide Prevention Poster for Gay, Bi and Trans men:
Out of Your Mind
'Out of your mind' is a new report examining how drug and alcohol treatment services can be improved for lesbian, gay, bisexual & trans (LGBT) people.
Trans Health Factsheets
These factsheets have been prepared by members of the National LGB&T Partnership in collaboration with cliniQ, Mermaids, TransForum Manchester, with support from Public Health England.
The following factsheets are available:
‘Complicated?’ from the Equality Network is the first UK wide research report to focus specifically on bisexual people’s experiences of accessing services. The report reveals some very shocking statistics and personal stories. But it also highlights examples of good practice and ideas for services about how they can be more inclusive for bisexual people.
An article on a new study from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
The Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework LGBT Companion Document
The Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework (ASCOF) is the Department of Health’s key tool for measuring the progress of the adult social care system, supporting understanding of the outcomes and experiences of people who use care and support, and carers. This document brings together the existing evidence on the care and support needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans* (LGBT) people, recognising that the picture it paints is necessarily incomplete. Download the document here
The LGBT Public Health Outcomes Framework Companion Document
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Public Health Outcomes Framework Companion Document (2013) is a resource for all those commissioning and delivering healthcare services in order to support the delivery of an equitable public health system. Download the document here
'Top Tips' guide for working with trans* and gender questioning young people - written by young people at Allsorts
Read this handy document designed to help people who are working with trans young people: Allsorts - Top Tips Leaflet
Grassroots LGBT Suicide Prevention Pocket Resource
Access the PDF of this pocket resource for LGBT Suicide Prevention if you or someone you know is feeling suicidal.
Older & Out Final Report
On Saturday 21st September MindOut held an Older & Out event to talk to the over-55 LGB&T community in Brighton & Hove about current services and hopes for the future. Here, you can read the Older and Out Final Report and find out what was discussed and recommended!
Rethink Mental Illness 'Lethal Discrimination' Research Findings
Rethink Mental Illness have conducted research into why 1 in 3 of the 'avoidable deaths' that occur in the UK each year affect people with mental illness, and what can be done to stop it. Read the full report here.
Directory of Health and Wellbeing Services commissioned by Brighton and Hove City Council Public Health Department 2013
This Directory of Health and Wellbeing Services for frontline workers is a guide to the services commissioned by the Brighton & Hove City Council Public Health Department. Click here to download the directory B&H City Council - Directory of Health and Wellbeing Services 2013
Trans Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Study 2012
This research represents the largest survey of its kind in Europe, providing ground-breaking data on trans people’s mental health needs and experiences, explored in the context of daily life, social/support mechanisms and when accessing healthcare and mental health services. Click here to read this report.
An independent evaluation of MindOut's services, written in 2012
MindOut co-produced this local research, in conjuncton with the University of Brighton, about suicidal distress in our communities. Click here to read this report.
Count Me In and Count Me In Too
Count Me In and Count Me In Too - is an award winning local LBGT community research project led by Dr Kath Browne at the University of Brighton, which MindOut particpated in. Click here to read this report.
Understanding suicide and promoting survival in the LGBT communities
MindOut co-produced this local research, in conjuncton with the University of Brighton, about suicidal distress in our communities. Click here to read it.
Research published in by Mind written by Dr Micheal King (2003): "Mental health and social wellbeing of gay men, lesbians and bisexuals in England and Wales: A summary of findings".
Diagnosis: Homophobic - The Experiences of Lesbians, Gay Men and Bisexuals in Mental Health Services
Diagnosis: Homophobic - The Experiences of Lesbians, Gay Men and Bisexuals in Mental Health Services (Linda McFarlane, 1998)
This report is the result of a ground-breaking 18 month qualitative research project funded by the Department of Health and conducted by PACE. It gives evidence of unacceptably high levels of homophobia within the mental health services, and shows how this further exacerbates the distress experienced by users. Thirty-three recommendations for good practice in working with lesbian, gay and bisexual users are included.
The National Mental Health Development Unit (NMHDU) has compiled equalities information.
Mental disorders, suicide, and deliberate self harm in lesbian, gay and bisexual people: a systematic review
The National Institute for Mental Health in England (NIMHE) published research entitled "Mental disorders, suicide, and deliberate self harm in lesbian, gay and bisexual people:a systematic review". Click here to read the report.
There are some mental health guidelines in relation to LGB&T communities, written by he Department of Health.
'It Makes Me Sick' is a piece of research regarding the experiences of gay and bisexual men - Research by Sigma. Click here to read it.
The London Assembly Health Committee LGBT Mental Health Report 2017
The Rainbow Fund Report 2016-2017
LGBT Foundation Transforming Outcomes Report
One of the first comprehensive reviews of current research into the needs of the UK’s trans community, it highlights progress made to date and pinpoints current barriers to trans inclusion moving forward.
The Principles of Peer Support Charter
A collaboration between statutory and voluntary sector organisations across Sussex has facilitated the production of a peer led and produced the Principles of Peer Support Charter.
The Charter aims to promote the principles of peer support and the varied settings and diversity of approaches across communities.