31 May 2017 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Australia/Hobart
Rural Clinical School, North West Regional Hospital
23 Brickport Rd, Burnie TAS 7320, Australia
Sharon0457 911 533
ALL interested community members, service providers and professionals are invited to attend a five hour workshop to assist and deepen their understanding and confidence in working with LGBTI people. This training is part of the strategy devised to support the LGBTI Suicide Prevention Community Action Plans.
Cost $80 pp payment via URL provided
Morning Tea Provided, Lunch available on site at 3 locations
Places are limited so PLEASE register early.
The workshop will focus on the experiences of LGBTI people in regional and rural Australia, the three critical points of an LGBTI person’s mental health journey and practical strategies to improve everyday practice to work effectively in an effort to reduce suicide.
The workshop will include a screening of iNTERSExION followed by Q&A with Sharon and Julia.
Facilitators: Sharon Jones and Julia Taylor
Sharon is the Executive Officer Kentish Regional Clinic Inc. CORES & HIPPY Programs. Sharon has over 9 years’ experience in LGBTI training and Education. Over this time she has won 3 awards for her work with LGBTI suicide prevention and social inclusion strategies. Throughout the day Sharon shares some of her own experiences struggling with sexuality and gender issues.
Julia is a Clinical Lecturer at UTas and a PhD candidate at LaTrobe University. Julia has incorporated LGBTIQ suicide prevention into her primary health work for a number of years. Previously the Chair for the NW LGBTI Suicide Prevention Network, Julia specialises in the mental health needs of Bisexual people. Julia is currently the lead investigator on the largest study of bisexual people ever conducted in the world. She takes a public health approach to her work and is passionate about upskilling service providers to work effectively
with bisexual clients.