Help us reduce suicidal distress for LGBTQ people

by MindOut in Brighton, England, United Kingdom

£870

raised of £20,000 target
26
supporters
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Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 31st March 2020 at 4:24pm

MindOut's online support service is a lifeline for LGBTQ people in suicidal distress. Help us expand this project for 2020.

by MindOut in Brighton, England, United Kingdom

LGBTQ SUICIDAL DISTRESS

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 instant message service run by and for LGBTQ people is confidential, anonymous and non-judgemental. It can be accessed via our website most evenings and weekends (www.mindout.org.uk)

Service users regularly tell us that we have saved their lives: “I feel suicidal daily, mostly of an evening. This service is a lifeline!” (Online Support Service user)

In addition to online support, MindOut runs two 'Out of the Blue' peer support groups for LGBTQ people who have experience of suicidal thoughts. We also deliver advocacy, counselling and peer mentoring services. Our suicide prevention initiatives save many lives every year. In 2019 we helped over 1800 across our services.

OUR PLANNED SPENDING

We have a large team of volunteers who do an amazing job offering online support to LGBTQ people experiencing suicidal distress amongst other issues. We need to invest in our volunteer team as they are our most valuable asset. We want to improve the support, supervision and training we offer them so they are as well equipped as possible to deal with the challenging issues that come up online. 

The service is currently underfunded and we want to continue to employ a part-time Online Support Worker to manage the service and volunteers from April. In addition, with more regular promotion on Grindr and other apps, we would be able to help even more LGBTQ people via online support. Contacts would also benefit from our volunteers being online for more shifts which will require more volunteer recruitment and training.

PRIZE DRAW!

MindOut is heading towards the end of its 20th year! Donate £20 or more and you will be automatically entered into our prize draw! #20for20years

All prizes have been donated.

1st prize - Designer necklace by Lily Kamper Jewellery worth £270!

2nd prize - The Body Shop hamper worth £73

3rd prize - Booja Booja luxury vegan chocolate bundle worth £20 (from Infinity Foods)

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

Prize draw entry!

Entry into our fantastic prize draw (details below). Plus a HUGE thank you!

£50 or more

Become a named supporter

Become a named supporter on our website and 2 entries into our fantastic prize draw. Plus a HUGE thank you!

£100 or more

0 of 20 claimed

T-shirt designed by trans activist Fox Fisher

'MindOut for each other' T-shirt designed by trans activist Fox Fisher, become a named supporter on our website and 2 entries into our fantastic prize draw. Plus a HUGE thank you!

£250 or more

0 of 3 claimed

A-Z of LGBTQ Inclusion training

One ticket to our A-Z of LGBTQ Inclusion training on 12th May, become a named supporter on our website and 2 entries into our fantastic prize draw. Plus a HUGE thank you!

£500 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Afternoon tea with our CEO!

Enjoy afternoon tea with our CEO Helen Jones, become a named supporter on our website and 2 entries into our fantastic prize draw. Plus a HUGE thank you!

Let's make 'Help us reduce suicidal distress for LGBTQ people' happen

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