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Training

MindOut has been providing LGBTQ Affirmative Practice Training to both mental health and substance misuse service providers for the last 11 years. Our very first consultation meetings with service users highlighted demands for all professionals to have had training in LGBTQ issues.

‘An awareness of the mental health needs of LGB people and their increased risk of mental health disorders should become a standard part of training for health and social work professionals.’ Michael King 2008

Please see below details of the training we offer, or you can download our leaflet. Please contact us and we can discuss your requirements. We are happy to design bespoke training.

cover of the mindout training information leaflet

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer Affirmative Practice Training

Research shows that many LGBTQ people do not find local health services are welcoming and supportive. LGBTQ people have specific mental health needs, many of them unmet.

Research into LGBTQ mental health repeatedly calls for focussed training for mental health professionals.

MindOut has over a decade of experience working with and delivering training on LGBTQ mental health. Our one day training package covers:

  • LGBTQ identities
  • diversity within LGBTQ communities
  • prejudice, discrimination and stigma
  • mental health issues for LGBTQ people
  • trans care pathways
  • good practice in delivering LGBTQ affirmative services
  • monitoring for sexual orientation and gender
  • resources

Taking an interactive, team approach to learning, participants will gain insight and skills in assessing and addressing the needs of LGBTQ clients and gain confidence in dealing with heterosexism, homophobia and transphobia. We will explore the experiences of both staff and service users in relation to LGBTQ issues. Teams will develop Action Plans to develop good practice within their service area.

Costs

Our training costs £600 for a full day and £400 for a half day course/workshop. We can discuss reduced rates for small groups or charities.

Contact
Please email [email protected]

 

Training resources

Homoworld short film

This is a short (2 part film) made to demonstrate how the world might be if homosexuality was seen as entirely ‘normal’ (homonormative) and supported by the State etc, as opposed to the heternonormative world we live in now.

It’s a helpful video for training others in diversity issues.

Homoworld Film Link