Kind Mind Group: LGBT+ Emotional Wellbeing Course
Starting Tuesday 21st March in Exeter.
- Are you over 18 years old and do you identify as LGBT+?
- Do you want to explore new ways of improving your emotional wellbeing?
- Are you interested in meeting others in a similar position to you?
If so, Intercom Trust’s new Kind Mind Group may be for you.
What is the Kind Mind Group about?
The Kind Mind Group is a 10 week course for people who identify as LGBT+ who are experiencing difficulties with their emotional wellbeing and/or mental health but not at a point of crisis.
The group is based on the principles of compassion focused therapy, an approach that encourages us to respond to our own distress with understanding and kindness.
The approach is particularly helpful for people who criticise themselves at times of distress, experience low mood, anxiety, shame and other confused feelings about their LGBT+ identity.
The group will be facilitated by two of Intercom Trust’s Helpline, Support and Advocacy Team- Max Cohen, Helpline Worker and Gemma Budge, Trainee Clinical Psychologist on placement.
There will be a maximum of 8 -10 group members and the course will provide opportunities to learn new skills such as mindfulness and self-compassion practices and to improve emotional wellbeing. You will also be asked to practice some of the exercises between group sessions, to try and work out which strategies work best for you.
If you’re interested in attending please call: 0800 612 3010 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or ask your support worker (if you have one) to contact us as soon as possible.
You will be invited to meet with the group facilitators to make sure the course is right for you and answer any questions or concerns you may have.
These pre-course meetings will take place on Tuesday 28th Feb, 7th March and 14th March.
Throughout the course you will be able to contact the Intercom Trust Helpline on: 0800 612 3010 should you need to talk to someone, in addition to your usual sources of support.
We may be able to help with the costs of getting to the course and/or other expenses.
Where and when?
The group will meet at the Intercom Centre in Exeter for 10 sessions on Tuesdays between 5pm and 7pm on the following dates:
- Tuesday 21st March
- Tuesday 28th March
- Tuesday 4th April
- Tuesday 11th April
- Tuesday 25th April
- Tuesday 2nd May
- Tuesday 9th May
- Tuesday 16th May
- Tuesday 6th June
- Tuesday 13th June
Following the end of the course you will be invited to attend an individual review with the facilitators to discuss your experience of the group and think about what resources and support are available to you.