Birmingham LGBT have been commissioned by Public Health Birmingham City Council, on behalf of the Prevention and Promotion Fund for Better Mental Health, to provide LGBTQ+ Mental Health Awareness training to staff working in mental health services in the statutory and voluntary sectors in Birmingham, which aims to increase cultural competence in frontline staff.

At the end of this training session, participants will have been guided through the following learning outcomes:

• Exploration of prejudicial attitudes including discrimination, homophobia (transphobia, biphobia) and heterosexism
• An overview of the legislative framework including the Equality act 2010
• Understanding the difference between sexual orientation and gender identity
• Exploration of a theoretical model of internalised homophobia (transphobia, biphobia) and understanding its impact on the health and wellbeing of LGBTQ+ people
• An introduction to minority stress theory
• An overview of the prevalence of mental ill health in the LGBTQ + community
• An understanding of language and terminology around sexual orientation and gender diversity
• Exploration of the ways to make their organisation more LGBTQ+ inclusive

To book onto this training, please click here to book a space on one of our free 3 hour training sessions.