A free, online, one-day training course to increase the LGBTQ+ cultural competence of frontline staff working in mental health services in the statutory and voluntary sectors in Birmingham.

LGBTQ+ Mental Health Awareness Training (Full Day)

Birmingham LGBT has been commissioned by the Public Health Division of Birmingham City Council to provide LGBTQ+ Mental Health Awareness training that increases the cultural competence of frontline staff working in mental health services in the statutory and voluntary sectors in Birmingham.

Learning outcomes
At the end of this training session, participants will have been guided through the following learning outcomes:
• An overview of the prevalence of mental ill-health in the LGBTQ+ community;
• An understanding of the language and terminology around sexual orientation and gender diversity;
• An exploration of a theoretical model of internalised homophobia, transphobia and biphobia, and an understanding of its impact on the health and wellbeing of LGBTQ+ people;
• An introduction to minority stress theory;
• An understanding of the barriers LGBTQ+ people experience when accessing mainstream healthcare services;
• An understanding of the impact of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia on LGBTQ+ people;
• An exploration of LGBTQ+ people's experiences of stigma and discrimination;
• An understanding of LGBTQ+-affirmative mental health support;
• An exploration of techniques to use to make their organisation more
LGBTQ+-inclusive.

Organised by Birmingham LGBT
Free of charge and online

Wednesday 10 July 10am to 4pm
Wednesday 17 July 10am to 4pm
Wednesday 24 July 10am to 4pm
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