Addressing the Sexual Health Needs of the LGBT Community
- Date: 04/11/2021 - 18/11/2021
- Time: 10:00-12:30
Facilitated by: Terrence Higgins Trust Scotland
Mode of Delivery: online, via Zoom – a link to the course will be delivered closer to the session
Day and Time: This course will be delivered over 2 days*, with one 2.5-hour session each day. The first session will be delivered on Thursday 4th November and the second session will be delivered on Thursday 18th November. Both sessions will start at 10:00 am.
*Please note that in order to receive the course certificate you need to attend both sessions.
Course Assessment: Post course evaluation
Target Group: All practitioners whose services support LGBT people
Maximum No of Participants: 15
Aim: To increase awareness of practitioners to the issues faced by the LGBT Community when accessing health and social care services and how to support their needs. This training will also highlight best practice examples from across Scotland, using current resources and toolkits.
- To enable good practice and support for LGBT communities and their families
- Increased confidence working with the LGBT community to support and promote their sexual health, emotional health and wellbeing
- Increased knowledge of risk taking behaviour
- Increased understanding of the barriers faced by the LGBT community accessing services and how their experiences of discrimination may lead to increased need for support
- Highlight the effect that stigma can have on LGBT community looking to access services
- The training will contain some sensitive material. Please ensure you have a safe and private space to access it where you won’t be interrupted.
- Due to the nature of this training it is advised that all participants have access to an individual computer or mobile device, use headphones and have a private space where they can engage without any interruptions.