1 day sexual orientation awareness training

Did you know that between 6*-10% of the population are lesbian, gay or bisexual? (*UK
Treasury Estimates).
Did you know that people who are lesbian, gay and bisexual experience considerable
sexual, physical and mental health inequalities?
Did you know that the key barriers for people who are lesbian, gay or bisexual in accessing
mainstream statutory and voluntary health promotion and services are Homophobia, Fear of
Homophobia, Internalised Homophobia and Heterosexism?
The Rainbow Project will be delivering Sexual Orientation Awareness training sessions for
Community, Voluntary and Statutory service providers and policy makers. Places are
supported by the and Southern Area PHA and are therefore FREE.
Understanding same-sex attraction and use of appropriate terminology
Key health inequalities experienced by people who are same-sex attracted
Forms of homophobia and heterosexism
Barriers to accessing mainstream statutory/community/voluntary service
 Mental and Sexual Health Outcomes for people who are LGB
 Legislative and social policy context
 Tips for improvement of practice
This training will be of benefit to all those involved in direct service delivery, policy development
and equality/diversity work, and specifically for those working in Mental Health, Suicide Prevention,
Drugs and Alcohol and Sexual Health. The Training dates are as follows:
Friday 1st of March 2013
Banbridge React, Banbridge
Friday 8th of March 2013
PIPS Newry and Mourne, Newry
Full details and further information will be issued in advance of the training. (Lunch will be
provided). Training runs from 9:30am to 4:30pm. Places are strictly limited to 20 places per session
and will be allocated on a first come, first
served basis. To reserve a place please
complete the application form below (giving all the information requested) and return to
[email protected] (please cc your mail to [email protected]). Incomplete
forms will not be processed.
For any further information please contact Malachai O’Hara [email protected] or
Aidan Donegan [email protected] Tel 02890319030
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