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MindOut and Switchboard in new partnership project

Besi Besemar April 28, 2013


MindOut, the LGBT mental health charity, and Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard have received funding for a partnership project with the primary aim of preventing social isolation.

Starting from this month, MindOut will be setting up two branches of a Peer Mentoring project, which has been funded following a bid made to NHS commissioners for local community mental health initiatives.

These new services, which will run alongside Switchboard’s helpline services, are:

Peer Mentoring, which offers one-to-one support to people who have lived experience of mental health. Trained mentors help people to explore and identify personal goals and improve and maintain good mental health and wellbeing.

WEB.220.brighton_switchboard_logo_copy_StoryImageOnline support provided daily by trained volunteers via an online chat service, which will provide out of hours support, advice and information and signposting to other services. The service will be provided through the evening, will be anonymous, confidential and impartial and complement the telephone support currently offered by Switchboard.

MindOut are looking for volunteers, who can offer at least 3 hours a week for at least 6 months, for both parts of the Peer Mentoring project.

Full training and support will be provided.

For more information and an application form, EMAIL:

Or telephone 01273 234 839.

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