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May 2021

MindOut Training: Mental Health 101

May 18 • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online
Free

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…

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Introduction to Trans Awareness (the T bit of LGBT)

May 21 • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online
£42

Want to know how to make your services more trans inclusive? A two-hour interactive online course that will: Cover some of the popular and appropriate terminology used to describe different gender identities. Consider the visibility of different kinds of identities, and the impact of this. Explore the common myths and misconceptions about gender and trans identities. Begin to identify the ways in which you can make your practice more inclusive. Offer you signposting to useful resources and services.   This…

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MindOut Training: Mindfulness

May 21 • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online
Free

A virtual training session by MindOut, in collaboration with the LGBT Partnership, for those working/volunteering in the LGBT VCSE sector. In this interactive workshop we will take some much needed time out to look at what self-care is, why we need it and how we can use it to support our mental, emotional and physical health. We will explore a range of accessible practices, such as chair yoga, mindfulness, guided body relaxation (Yoga Nidra) and short meditations. We will look…

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MindOut Training: Suicide Prevention

May 25 • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online
Free

A virtual training session by MindOut, in collaboration with the LGBT Partnership, for those working/volunteering in the LGBT VCSE sector. LGBTQ communities have high rates of suicidal distress, which will affect many of the people we work with. This course will consider risk factors and warning signs, how to talk about suicidal distress, safe planning and safeguarding. We will address our own needs for self-care around this emotive topic. Learning Outcomes Understanding of degree and severity of suicidal distress in…

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June 2021

Celebrating Pride in the Workplace – Digital Workshop

June 8 • 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Zoom
£12 – £75

Pride month is a time for LGBTQ+ people and their allies to celebrate our identities and the steps that have been made towards equality. Marking the month shows your staff, service users and customers that you are committed to LGBTQ+ eqality. However, it is also a time to reflect on the work still to do and understand the current challenges facing the community. This session will look at the history of the pride movement and explore its relevance today. We…

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Introduction to Sexuality Awareness (the LGB bit of LGBT)

June 8 • 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Online
£42

Want to know more about how to make your practice more inclusive? A two-hour interactive online course that will: Cover some of the popular and appropriate terminology used to describe different sexual orientations. Consider the visibility of different kinds of identities, and the impact of this. Explore the common myths and misconceptions around different sexual orientations. Help you identify the ways in which you can make your practice more inclusive. Offer you signposting to useful resources and services.   This…

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