MindOut Support Group
MindOut is a safe, confidential and accepting space for LGB and Trans people experiencing mental health issues and offers recovery-based peer and staff support.
Each session involves a guided relaxation or mindfulness exercise, time to share experiences and concerns, followed by discussion workshops based on group members’ requests.
Discussions cover a diverse range of topics, for example: coming out to friends and family, developing self-compassion and building self-esteem, managing anxiety, mental health conditions and recovery-based coping skills, for example helpful ways of thinking, relaxation and mindfulness.
There are currently two MindOut LGBT Mental Health support groups:
MindOut Bournemouth meets on Thursdays, between 1pm – 3.30pm at:
Over the Rainbow
27 St Michaels Road
Bus routes: just a short walk from Bournemouth Square which is served by many different buses.
Please note: on the last Thursday of every month there is a group social which is held at Flirt Cafe; 21 The Triangle Bournemouth Dorset BH2 5DP.
MindOut Weymouth meets on Fridays, between 2pm – 4pm at:
Weymouth Adult Learning Centre,
45 Dorchester Road.
Bus routes: 3, 8, 88, 91 and 253
No referral is necessary, you can simply turn up on the day or you can get in touch with the coordinators – Sarah-Jane (Bournemouth) on 07950-741698, or Michelle (Weymouth) on 07766-281434. Alternately, you can email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Charges: £3 – £5 per session (depending on your circumstances)