Back by popular demand MindOut will be offering another chance to attend our 1 day course –
Responding to the needs of LGBTQ Mental Health
2nd March, 2018
Community Base in Brighton
Research shows that mainstream health services do not meet the specific needs of LGBTQ people. This training course will be an opportunity for representatives from different organisations across the city to come together, review and improve their practice when encountering LGBTQ clients with mental health issues.
“Benign ignorance is not enough! The course helped me to justify to the team (and world) that this is important to know about”
Bringing together both theoretical and real life experiences, we will offer participants a unique perspective into understanding LGBTQ mental health and how our identities intersect with our mental health.
Participants will gain insight and skills in assessing and addressing the needs of LGBTQ clients/customers with mental health issues and gain confidence in dealing with heterosexism, homophobia, biphobia and transphobia. We will address good practice around monitoring for sexual orientation and gender and participants will go away with action plans around how to make their services more inclusive.
- To review understanding of LGBTQ mental health, what’s different and why?
- To deepen awareness of trans issues and trans care pathways
- To develop affirmative practice interventions
- To review information for signposting to LGBTQ specific support
This course will count as 7 CPD hours and all participants will receive CPD certificates
£70-85 per person – places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment
What participants said they learnt on our training in 2017:
“That its ok to ask. I had some fear of causing offence around this and I now feel more confident to compassionately open a conversation around pronouns”
“Trans 101 – because it increased my knowledge”
“Thinking about how to make my service more LGBT inclusive – really useful to have a discussion about it”