About us

Rainbow Mind is an LGBTQ+ mental health service, which is led and staffed by LGBTQ+ people.

Rainbow Mind is led by Mind in Salford and Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest. 

We focus solely on LGBTQ+ mental health because research shows health outcomes are often worse for LGBTQ+ people than for the general population.  

As a result people who identify as LGBTQ+ in the UK also report a lower quality of life.  This is for a range of different reasons, which we understand and identify with.  We believe that as LGBTQ+ therapists and staff, we are best placed to support LGBTQ+ people for better mental health.   

We currently offer online 1 to 1 therapy, as well as support groups and courses, including Radical Self Care (RadSec) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.  

Fortnightly we run an UK wide, online drop in for 17-24yrs old, called The Rainbow Room.  The Rainbow Room offers a safe space to share and connect. 

And every month we invite LGBTQ+ people of any age, from across the UK, and the world to join us at our online group, The Gathering.  It’s a “brave space” to explore some common core themes and challenges of life: Love; Loss; Imperfection, Perfection & the Inner Critic; The Pain of Disconnection and Connection; Challenging Emotions, and an Invitation to Like Yourself.   

For UK / Worldwide groups, you can register by contacting either one of our teams via the details above.


Rainbow Mind aims to: 

To find out more about our project and to get involved, please email:

northernhub@rainbowmind.org (Greater Manchester)

rainbowmind@mindchwf.org.uk (London)