Health services strive to build inclusive and safe clinical spaces for all patients including Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex, Queer+ (LGBTIQ+) populations.

Despite these efforts, LGBTIQ+ patients continue to avoid or delay help seeking from health practitioners in fear of stereotyping or discrimination. This fear stems from experiences of discrimination, barriers to accessing affirming health care and nationwide health inequities

This one day workshop is an introduction to working with LGBTIQ+ populations with practical steps to enhancing LGBTIQ+ affirming practice in clinical settings. Participants will explore practical and theoretical examples to explore and overcome the unique health and well-being issues that contribute to LGBTIQ+ people avoiding and/or delaying help seeking. Participants will leave this session with access to current evidence on LGBTIQ+ population health, insight into LGBTIQ+ inclusive practices and principles for affirming service provision and increased confidence for clinical workers in engaging with LGBTIQ+ patients, their carers and supporters.

Course Content

  • LGBTIQ+ What does this mean?
  • Consultation skills and making your clinic safer for LGBTIQ+ people
  • Society, culture and impacts on mental health
  • Complex health needs and knowing your role
  • Suicide Prevention and safety planning
  • Creating LGBTIQ+ safe cultures

Learning Outcomes

  • Summarise key concepts of LGBTIQ+ identities and cultures
  • Apply LGBTIQ+ affirming individual practice within clinical spaces
  • Outline key concepts of psychosocial assessments in the context of LGBTIQ+ mental health
  • Identify additional complexities within clinical and health promotion contexts for LGBTIQ+ patients
  • Demonstrate cultural competency in the area of LGBTIQ+ patient care and safety
  • Differentiate organisational cultures to identify LGBTIQ+ affirming environments

Who should attend

GP’s, GP registrars, international Medical Graduates, Nurses and midwives, nurse registrars and Allied Health Professionals

Please note - LGBTIQ+ acronym represents the diverse Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex, Queer cultures. The plus represents the changing nature and titles of the diverse cultures that sometimes include themselves and to allow for error in an attempt for inclusivity.


Cost $220
Attendance limit 18
Friday, 2 February 2018
Thursday, 15 March 2018
True, Windsor True, Windsor Brisbane
Friday, 6 April 2018
Tuesday, 1 May 2018
True, Windsor True, Windsor Brisbane
Friday, 1 June 2018
Friday, 6 July 2018
True, Windsor True, Windsor Brisbane
Time 8:30am - 4:30pm
Delivery Method Workshop
Catering Morning tea, lunch, & afternoon tea