MindOut, the LGBTQ+ mental health service, offers friendly, supportive groups for our LGBTQ+ communities, where you can share your experiences, talk about how you manage and find out what helps others.
The Peer Support Groups offer spaces to meet and connect with other people with similar life experiences, giving a sense of belonging and community connection.
All MindOut groups are confidential, non-judgmental, independent from other services, free of charge and run by experienced LGBTQ+ mental health workers. The groups are currently online via Zoom, as well as offering small face-to-face groups.
Wellbeing themed Peer Support Groups (Zoom and face-to-face), every Thursday from 4-5.30pm
An opportunity to share experiences and coping strategies about a range of topics e.g. managing isolation and loneliness, managing Covid-19 restrictions, suicidal thoughts, gender identity, getting older, managing on a low income and many other themes that impact on mental health and wellbeing.
There is no commitment to attend the group each week – it’s available as and when you need it.
This group is now meeting both in person in line with government Covid-19 safety protocols, and via Zoom. If you’d like to attend either group, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01273 234839.
Regular weekly Peer Support Groups
These ‘closed’ groups run weekly with the same small group over a nine-week period. This suits people who want to see the same members each week, building a sense of trust and belonging within the group. The groups are themed for members with more specific shared experiences. These groups are open to new members for the period starting Monday, November 30.
For people who are aged 50+ who want share experiences and support around getting older.
First session on Tuesday, December 1 from 4–5.30pm. This group will meet in person, in line with government Covid-19 safety protocols.
Work It Out (Zoom)
For people juggling their mental health and work.
First session on Tuesday, December 1 from 5.30–7pm.
Women’s Group (Zoom)
For women to share issues and experiences relating to their mental health and wellbeing.
First session on Wednesday, December 2 from 2–3pm.
Out of the Blue (Zoom)
Peer Support Group for people with lived experience of suicidal distress.
First sessions on Friday, December 4: Men’s Group from 12.30–2pm; for all, 3–4.30pm.
To find out more about any of MindOut’s groups, email email@example.com or call 01273 234839.