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MindOut Training: Mental Health 101

A virtual training session by MindOut, in collaboration with the LGBT Partnership, for those working/volunteering in the LGBT VCSE sector.

This workshop is an introduction to mental health for LGBTQ workers and volunteers with no formal experience in the mental health field. We will cover what is meant by ‘mental health’ and related terminology, social stigma and self stigma and affirmative recovery based approaches. LGBT communities have higher rates of mental health issues than the rest of the population, we will cover what we know about LGBTQ mental health experience and why.

Learning Outcomes

  • Greater understanding of LGBTQ mental health
  • Increased knowledge and skills in responding to mental health needs
  • Compare ‘recovery’ and ‘medical’ models of care
  • Practice using recovery focused language


The Trainer

With a background in managing homeless services, Chris (he/him) has over 20 years’ experience of working with people who experience mental distress. Chris’ training experience includes working as an associate for organisations including Grassroots Suicide Prevention, Homeless Link, The Institute of Mental Health and The National Centre for Suicide Prevention. His experience includes delivery of programmes such as: Trauma Informed Care, Personality Disorders, Open University accredited modules such as Mental Health Peer Support and Suicide First Aid (currently the UK’s only accredited suicide intervention programme). Courses have been delivered in traditional face-to-face settings and Chris is also confident with online platforms including Zoom and Microsoft Teams. Chris joined the MindOut team in 2020 and his role also includes facilitating peer support groups for people who experience thoughts of suicide.

These sessions are open to anyone working or volunteering in the LGBT VCSE sector. If for any reason you have to cancel please let us know in advance so we can offer the space to another person. Please email [email protected] for more information.

Event Details

18th May 2021 • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm





The National LGBT Partnership
020 7064 6506
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