Radical Self-Care (RadSec) is a new model of mental health support developed by Rainbow Mind – A collaboration between Mind in The City, Hackney & Waltham Forest and Mind in Salford. Rainbow Mind was created to champion positive mental health and resilience within the LGBTQ+ communities in Greater Manchester and London. RadSec is an innovative new approach and mental health intervention, combining mindfulness, self-compassion, and compassionate mind approaches, to improve LGBTQ+ mental and emotional wellbeing. In an important extension of existing mindfulness-based approaches (MBIs), RadSec situates the mental health experiences of participants within the broader societal context; recognising that mental wellbeing does not occur in a vacuum.
We were funded by the Government Equalities Office (GEO) to run a randomised controlled trial to establish an evidence base for the RadSec 8-week MBI model in partnership with City University.
The results of that trial have now been published and we would like to share them with the community as a they show that RadSec is an incredibly promising new way to support peoples mental health.
Download the report below to see how the model decreases the experience of psychological distress, depressive mood and anxiety and increases care towards oneself.