Leadership Espresso – Mindout: LGBTQ Identities and Mental Health

About the session:

This 90-minute leadership espresso forms part of our inclusion series focusing on LGBTQ identities and mental health. The session will allow participants to gain insight and skills in assessing and addressing the needs of LGBTQ staff with mental health issues and gain confidence in dealing with heterosexism, homophobia, biphobia and transphobia. We will address good practice around monitoring for sexual orientation and gender.

You will be invited to share experiences and commit to an action to take back into your workplace to apply your learning in a tangible way.

What will be covered?

During the session we will be exploring:

  • LGBTQ identities, terminology and inclusive language
  • LGBTQ mental health inequalities discussion
  • Historic policy

Who is this session for?

Open to colleagues, clinical and non-clinical, those who have an interest in leadership and those in a leadership or management role across the South East region.

Book your Place:

Wednesday 9th November – 10:00 – 11:30

If you are unable to attend any of the sessions above please register via our Expression of Interest page, this will help us to understand the demand for our programmes and plan accordingly. You will also be notified when we release new dates for this workshop.

If your circumstances change and you can no longer attend, please email [email protected]

The session will be virtually on Zoom

About the Facilitator

Alice Booth, MindOut Trainer

Alice Booth (she/her) is a trainer with over 8 years of training experience in the field of HIV and LGBTQ issues. She is passionate about opening up dialogue and understanding between different communities and creating a better, more inclusive world. Aiming to deliver lively and interactive training both in person and online, she fosters a learning environment where people can be open and have their preconceptions challenged. She is particularly interested in educating about the needs and considerations for older LGBTQ people and for people living with HIV.

MindOut is passionate about helping organisations and professionals to become more confident in supporting LGBTQ people, may they be clients, customers, service users or staff. Our supportive learning environment encourages participants to reflect on and improve their professional and personal practices with regard to LGBTQ inclusion. Our focus on affirmative practice is at the heart of all of our training; affirmative practice embraces a positive view of (LGBTQ) identities and relationships and proactively addresses the negative influences on mental health that homophobia, transphobia, and heterosexism have on the lives of LGBTQ people.