Our aim is to help support your LGBTQ+ staff, service users, volunteers, friends and family and communicate a clear message of inclusivity. Our LGBTQ+ Awareness training sessions help individuals and organisations better support LGBTQ+ people. Our LGBTQ+ Awareness Course is accredited (CPD) and will contribute to staff’s continued professional development. Staff can use their hours trained for CPD points as stated on their certificate of completion.
As well as our accredited training session (3 hours) we can tailor and develop sessions to meet the particular needs of you and your team at request if needed. Our session aims to give you a better understanding of:
- Pronouns, how to use them and why they are important
- Local LGBTQ+ statistics for mental health
- The differences between Sexuality, Sex and Gender
- An overview of understanding LGBT+ terminology
- Challenging Stereotypes
- Microaggressions and how to tackle them
- The challenges LGBT+ people face
- Transgender identities and how to support gender-variant youth
- Legal responsibilities including the Equality Act 2010 and GRA Act 2004
- Tips on how to make your workplace more LGBT+ inclusive
Training is suitable for mixed levels of knowledge on this topic, from beginner to intermediate.
We provide a confidential and non-judgemental space where you and your colleagues can ask the questions you feel are most relevant to your working practices and have them answered in full.
See what some of our previous attendees say:
“Exceeded my expectations!”
“Joe was extremely knowledgeable, the session was engaging, the content was comprehensive and I felt there were actionable points that I could take with me into my daily life. I would highly recommend to anyone and everyone to take part in this session.”
“Fantastic, excellent content and delivered in a supportive way ensuring no-one felt a question was silly.”
“I feel like the staff are much more on board [with regards to supporting transgender service users]. This is the change in culture/attitude we wanted from the training, so thank you very much.”
“Content was exactly what we all needed to ensure we have the skills and knowledge to support gender variant individuals.”
“Informative, thought-provoking and non-judgemental.”
“The session was fantastic and created excellent starting points for further conversations.”
“The session was really helpful and informative, well paced and clear. Joe was an excellent presenter and was really good at explaining things. He also dealt very well with some more sensitive and potentially difficult questions and discussions. It is also really good to know that this service is out there and that help is available to those who need it and we can refer people to that help.”
“Brilliant, relevant and informed. Thank you.”
For experts seeking specific knowledge, we can run specialist topics and speaking engagements on request, such as Improving Mental Health and Wellbeing for LGBT+ Communities, Clinical Practice and Primary Care for Transgender Individuals, Supporting LGBT+ Children and Young People, LGBT+ & Domestic Violence.
At the heart of our trainings is a sincere desire to help you support LGBT+ people and raise your confidence levels. We want to work together to serve our community, so let us know what aspects of our expertise you feel you would benefit from most.
We recommend our standard 3 hour CPD sessions which give you the personal tools you need to support LGBTQ+ individuals and to think about the wider impacts for the organisation. Shorter sessions available on request.
- Our minimum staff group to run a session for an organisation is 5 participants.
- Our ideal session size is between 5 and 20 participants, but we are flexible with delivery.
- For large organisations with high staff numbers to train we consult on options for delivery depending on your learning and development needs: please get in touch for further details.
For more information plus costs please Contact Us, call 01603 219299 or email email@example.com.
There was a great overall coverage of the topics which everyone was able to engage with regardless of prior knowledge or understanding, whilst still managing to highlight and focus on some of the core challenges that LGBT+ people are facing today – all of which Joe delivered in an engaging and thoughtful way.
Jamie, Norfolk Community Foundation (November 2021)
The training with Joe was brilliant. I thought Joe had a lovely warm and open approach. I particularly liked how non-judgemental he was when discussing some peoples lack of awareness . His approach was all about education and building empathy. Thanks Joe for an engaging course about such an important subject!
Katy Dunne, Opening Doors (January 2022)