Outcome is a day centre facility for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgendered people with mental health problems. The service provides one-to-one and group support, a midday meal, activities, therapies, and a warm and friendly atmosphere to socialise in.
Outcome meets every Tuesday between 10:30 and 4:00, and has been run by a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered team for 13 years.
It is one of the few LGBT mental health services in London, and usually has 20-25 clients each week.
Our main aim is to provide a sanctuary for LGBT people - somewhere safe where they can be themselves, socialise free from discrimination, receive counselling and therapies to improve their mental health, learn new skills and acquire knowledge to improve their quality of life.
We are located in the Mind Spa at 35 Ashley Road.
Our guiding principles are:-
- To treat each other with respect, fairness and consideration
- To be mindful of our individual needs - we are all different but equal.
- To have a safe environment where we can be ourselves and not be judged.
We are client-led, and arrange discussion groups, outings and social activities, all suggested and selected by service users.
We currently offer psychotherapy, one-to-one and group art therapy and alternative therapies such as head massage and acupuncture.
Our drama class is now writing a new script and will be ready with a new show in the very near future.
Our activities include weekly art and drama clubs, group and one-to-one music tuitions, IT workshops and a monthly film club. And you can always enjoy our drop-in sessions where we offer a friendly and supportive ear and a non-judgmental piece of advice on life’s problems.
We network with other LGBT groups and invite speakers to help empower clients around issues including:
- Combating homophobia.
- Accessing housing, welfare and training support.
- Safer sex.
- Cooking and nutrition.
- Managing debt.
We will also have two trips, a picnic and our summer open day/party.
We also prepare a two -course cooked lunch for £3.00 which helps many clients learn cooking skills, and we all have lunch together.
For more information, call us on
020 7272 5038
or email Sigal.