Online Support – Themed sessions

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We are hosting a series of Online Support themed sessions over the next few weeks. These sessions will have a specific theme, related to the current situation, or other specific issues you may be facing. We will be be updating the schedule with information about more themed content, so please do keep checking back to … Read more

How can you support MindOut during the COVID-19 outbreak?

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There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has hit us all hard.  However, the MindOut team are working their socks off to keep our services running virtually including Counselling, Advocacy, Peer Mentoring and Peer Support Groups.  Our Online Support service is incredibly busy right now and we have extended our opening times.    LGBTQ mental health matters more … Read more

BAME/POC trans inclusivity handbook – UK survey

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Sabah Choudrey writes and talks about inclusive practice. They have published a a free guide: www.sabahchoudrey.com/inclusivity They are currently working on a longer handbook with Jessica Kingsley Publishers on “inclusive practice of Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic (BAME)/people of colour (POC) trans (including non-binary and gender non-conforming people) and need the voices of our amazing BAME/POC … 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

Work It Out – a peer support group for LGBTQ people juggling work and mental health

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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

From rock bottom to a Mental Health First Aid England trainer – A personal story by Chris Murray

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It was July 2016 and I was taken to hospital because I was suicidal. I’d struggled with my mental health for 20 years, never fully opening up or receiving the right diagnosis and treatment. I came out age 21 and a few years later moved from the North East to London, part of the reason … Read more