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RB Mind in collaboration with MindOut are offering professionals a FREE one day training session on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Affirmative Practice on Thursday 8th December.
In Richmond, it is estimated that one in 10 people identify as LGB or T. Research suggests that some LGB&T people are at higher risk of anxiety, depression, eating disorders, self harm and suicide.
While LGBT people are as diverse and varied a group as any other, these service users can face a number of common barriers to receiving quality healthcare, including:
· Professionals’ assumption that service users are heterosexual
· Professionals’ hesitancy to inquire about sexuality and sexual orientation
· Professionals’ lack of understanding of LGBT health issues
· LGBT people’s fear of negative reaction when disclosing their sexual orientation or gender identity, and previous experience of negative responses from services.
The training will allow participants to gain insight and skills in assessing and addressing the needs of LGBT clients and their mental health issues. Individuals will gain confidence in dealing with heterosexism, homophobia and transphobia, and be able to develop action plans to develop good practice within their service area.
Thursday 8th December, 9.30 – 4, Normansfield Room, Richmond Royal Hospital.
Please email Claire Marsham as soon as possible to secure your place. email@example.com
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