Training overview

This is the extended, full-day version of the Understanding LGBTQ+ mental health course.

This course allows participants to gain insight and skills in being an active LGBTQ+ ally, assessing and addressing the needs of LGBTQ+ staff and students with mental health issues, and dealing with heterosexism, homophobia, biphobia and transphobia.

The Exploring LGBTQ+ mental health and allyship course will aim to: 

  • Increase understanding of LGBTQ identities and terminology
  • Explore LGBTQ mental health, what’s different and why?
  • Expand understanding of the challenges faced by LGBTQ+ communities
  • Demonstrate ways to be an active ally
  • Deepen awareness of trans issues, experiences and care pathways
  • Develop affirmative practice interventions and share inclusion best practices

What's covered in this course

  • LGBTQ identities and inclusive language
  • Bisexuality & biphobia
  • LGBTQ mental health inequalities
  • Historic LGBTQ Policy
  • Unpacking privilege
  • Minority stress
  • Intersectionality
  • Gender - understanding your own gender, sexuality, and expression
  • Trans and nonbinary identities, transition 101 & pronouns
  • Allyship & challenging discrimination when you see it
  • Action planning for next steps

Who should attend

This course is open to all staff members

Key information

  • Full day training course (6 hours)
  • Facilitated by external trainer: MindOut
  • No charge for Imperial staff
  • Platform: Zoom