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Training dates


The online version of this course is split into two parts. You must attend both 3-hour sessions (6 hours in total) to complete this course.

14 & 16 November 2023, 10.00-13.00

4 & 6 June 2024, 10.00-13.00


21 February 2024, 10.00-16.30

Training overview

This course allows you to gain insight and skills in assessing and addressing the needs of LGBTQ staff/students with mental health issues. You will also gain confidence in dealing with heterosexism, homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia. 

The course promotes an understanding of LGBTQ mental health, what’s different and why, as well as allowing you to explore nuanced inclusion topics and their connection to LGBTQ identities . It will deepen your awareness of trans issues and trans care pathways, and share examples of affirmative practice interventions and best practices.

What is 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 is this course for?

This course is open to all staff members. It is particularly recommended for Mental Health First Aiders who wish to upskill and deepen their awareness of how LGBTQ+ issues can intersect with mental health.

Key information

  • Full day training course (face-to-face) or 2 x half-day training sessions (online) - 6 hours in total
  • Facilitated by external trainer: MindOut
  • No charge for Imperial staff
  • For the online version, the course is delivered via Zoom

Netiquette for online training

  • It is important that you are fully present and an active participant, to create a safe space for sharing and discussion.
  • For some of our training, you will be required to keep your video cameras on. Please ensure prior to attending that you have a fully functioning camera and microphone. If you have any issues with your equipment, please contact us as soon as possible. If you require your camera to be off as a workplace adjustment, please let us know in advance so that we can makethe trainer aware.
  • Please ensure that you are in a private space where you can maintain confidentiality and the privacy of the other delegates.
  • To maintain confidentiality, all delegates are asked to agree to keep what is said within the group, and not record or take screenshots/photos without permission. Pictures or quotes from the session should not be posted on social media or elsewhere without the express permission of those involved.