MindOut: free mental health training for LGBTQ+ voluntary sector workers

August 4, 2020

MindOut, the LGBTQ+ mental health charity, is running FREE mental health training workshops for LGBTQ+ voluntary sector workers during August.

Wednesday, August 5, 10am–12pm: Mental Health 101 with trainer Chris Barker. This workshop is an introduction to mental health for LGBTQ+ workers and volunteers with no formal experience in the mental health field. Learning outcomes include: greater understanding of LGBTQ mental health; increased knowledge and skills in responding to mental health needs; compare ‘recovery’ and ‘medical’ models of care; and practice using recovery focused language.

Thursday, August 13, 3-5pm: Mindfulness Practices for Self-Care with trainer Josetta Malcolm. In this interactive workshop you will explore what self-care is, why we need it and how we can use it to support mental, emotional and physical health. Explore the importance of self-care to balance work and life. Learning outcomes include: learning a range of techniques to increase our self-care, which will allow us to
look after our mental health and wellbeing; creating a simple plan for embedding these practices into our daily lives to bolster our wellbeing for the future.

The sessions are open to anyone working or volunteering in the LGBTQ+ voluntary community and social enterprise sector. There are 20 places per workshop. Individuals can book on to a course (first and second choice). If you have to cancel let them know in advance so the space can be offered to another person.

To book onto a course, email:

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For more info on MindOut, visit their website