In conversation with Hannah, our Community Mental Health Advocate

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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

Coming out of lockdown with MindOut

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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

Joe White, on a decade of using MindOut services

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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

MindOut’s top tips for LGBTQ Mental Health during the lockdown

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We are all likely to experience mental health challenges during the coronavirus outbreak. Here are MindOut’s top tips for living with stress, isolation, anxiety and depression. Ask for help: LGBTQ people wait longer than the rest of the population to ask for support, you don’t have to. Contact MindOut, your GP, friends, family, neighbours if … Read more

MindOut responds on Trans Rights

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PRESS RELEASE –                                       28th April 2020 LGBTQ Mental Health Charity responds to Equality Minister’s announcement on Trans Rights MindOut,a mental health service run by and for LGBTQ communities, operates one of the few Trans Mental Health Advocacy services in the UK and is concerned about the implications for trans rights in the Women and … Read more

Crowdfunder

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

New research into LGBTQ mental health

Stonewall have published a major study showing that over half of LGBT people experienced depression in the last year, with almost half of trans people feeling suicidal.   People reported shocking levels of mistreatment in mainstream services.  Read the report HERE. Stonewall’s brilliant and timely research highlights and reveals the shocking levels of mental distress we respond to … Read more