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The Rainbow Project will be delivering Sexual Orientation Awareness training sessions for Community, Voluntary and Statutory service providers and policy makers

FREE Sexual Orientation Awareness Training

  • Did you know that between 6*-10% of the population are lesbian, gay or bisexual? (*UK Treasury Estimates).
  • Did you know that people who are lesbian, gay and bisexual experience considerable sexual, physical and mental health inequalities?
  • Did you know that the key barriers for people who are lesbian, gay or bisexual in accessing mainstream statutory and voluntary health promotion and services are Homophobia, Fear of Homophobia, Internalised Homophobia and Heterosexism?

The Rainbow Project will be delivering Sexual Orientation Awareness training sessions for Community, Voluntary and Statutory service providers and policy makers. Places are supported by the Northern Area PHA and are therefore FREE.

  • Understanding same-sex attraction and use of appropriate terminology
  • Key health inequalities experienced by people who are same-sex attracted
  • Forms of homophobia and heterosexism
  • Barriers to accessing mainstream statutory/community/voluntary service provision
  • Mental and Sexual Health Outcomes for people who are LGB
  • Legislative and social policy context
  • Tips for improvement of practice

Event Details:

Date: Monday 25th November 2013

Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Venue: Dunnanney Centre, Rathcoole

Target Audience: All involved in direct service delivery, policy development and equality/diversity work, and specifically for those working in Mental Health, Suicide Prevention, Drugs and Alcohol and Sexual Health.

Full details and further information will be issued in advance of the training. (Lunch will be provided).

Places are strictly limited to 20 places per session and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. 

To reserve a place please complete the application form attached (giving all the information requested) and return to admin@rainbow-project.org (please cc your mail to Malachai@rainbow-project.org). Incomplete forms will not be processed.

For any further information please contact Malachai O’Hara Malachai@rainbow-project.org or Admin on admin@rainbow-project.org Tel 02890319030.

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