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The Rainbow Project is Northern Ireland’s largest LGB&/T Sector organisation and has been commissioned to deliver a number of  LGB&/T specific training events funded through PHA and Protect Life. Places are FREE to participants.

The topics covered in the training will include:

  • Understanding same-sex attraction and use of appropriate terminology
  • Understanding gender identity and expression and use of appropriate terminology
  • Key health inequalities experienced by people who are same-sex attracted
  • Forms of homophobia, heterosexism and internalised homophobia
  • Barriers to accessing mainstream statutory service provision
  • Legislative and social policy context
  • Common issues when counselling LGB&/T clients
  • Tips for improvement of practice

There are two types of training on offer;

1.        Sexual Orientation Awareness Training  (one day) – This is targeted at community/voluntary/statutory service providers and policy makers working in Mental Health, Suicide, Sexual Health, Substance Misuse, and Equality and Diversity work. This training will cover  language, appropriate terminology, and its impact; homophobia and heterosexism; health inequalities experienced by LGB people; barriers to accessing services; legislative and policy context;
and improvement of practice.

2.        Sexual Orientation 2 Hour workshop – This is targeted at community/voluntary/statutory service providers and policy makers working in Mental Health, Suicide, Sexual Health, Substance Misuse, and Equality and Diversity work. This training is a shorter taster session to the full day Sexual Orientation Awareness Training and is not accredited. However this will give you a good basis for understanding Sexual Orientation issues.