For health services that strive to build inclusive and safe clinical services for all patients including Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex, Queer, Asexual & Pansexual (LGBTIQAP+) Sistergirl and Brotherboy 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 LGBTIQAP+ Sistergirl and Brotherboy populations, with practical steps to enhancing and affirming practice in clinical settings. Participants will reflect upon applied and theoretical examples to explore and overcome the unique health and well-being issues that contribute to LGBTIQAP+ Sistergirl and Brotherboy people avoiding or delaying help seeking.

Participants will leave this workshop with access to current evidence on population health, insight into inclusive practices, principles for affirming service provision and increased confidence when engaging with LGBTIQAP+ Sistergirl and Brotherboy patients, their carers and supporters.

Course Content

  • LGBTIQAP+ Sistergirl and Brotherboy, what does this mean?
  • Consultation skills and making your clinic safer for LGBTIQAP+ Sistergirl and Brotherboy people
  • Society, culture and impacts on mental health
  • Complex health needs and knowing your role

Learning Outcomes

  • Summarise key concepts of LGBTIQAP+ Sistergirl and Brotherboy identities and cultures.
  • Show how you plan to apply LGBTIQAP+ Sistergirl and Brotherboy affirming individual practice within clinical services.
  • Demonstrate cultural competency in the area of LGBTIQAP+ Sistergirl and Brotherboy client care and safety.
  • Show how you plan to apply the skills and knowledge to make your service a safe, respectful and inclusive space and experience for LGBTIQAP+ Sistergirl and Brotherboy client
  • Discuss how resources capture information prior to consultation can be helpful in improving health care outcomes when working with the LGBTIQAP+ Sistergirl and Brotherboy people

Who should attend

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

Please note - LGBTIQAP+ acronym represents the diverse Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex, Queer, Asexual, & Pansexual 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.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarships are available for this course. Please download an application form here and submit at least 10 weeks prior to the course date.


Cost $220
Attendance limit 18
Date TBA
Time 8:30am - 4:30pm
Delivery Method Workshop
Catering Morning tea, lunch, & afternoon tea

Expression of interest

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