A free, essential and relevant one day training course, delivered by ACON, for all workers in the aged care sector across the Illawarra and Shoalhaven to help promote a better understanding of the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people, and provide staff with more confidence to deliver an inclusive, best practice service.
ACON is NSW’s leading health promotion organisation specialising in HIV and LGBTI health, and is also Australia’s largest and most recognised national provider for LGBTI inclusion training programs.
This national aged care sector training initiative, funded by the Australian Government, is presented by ACON’s Teddy Cook and Ryan Jackson with support from the Illawarra Forum.
Places are limited and will fill up quickly so RSVP without delay by Wednesday 23 November. Representatives from each organisation will be limited to three (3).
While depression and anxiety is generally becoming a more common experience in people’s lives, for lesbian, bisexual, queer and same sex attracted women, the rates of depression and anxiety are significantly higher. For those experiencing depression, their friends and partners, it can be a bewildering and frustrating time.
This workshop provides some insights into understanding depression and anxiety, why it seems to affect more lesbian, bisexual, queer and same sex attracted women, helpful hints on living with depression and how to support someone who is depressed or has an anxiety disorder.
Lesbian, bisexual, queer and same sex attracted women
Partners, friends and family of lesbian, bisexual, queer and same sex attracted women living with depression
Lesbian, bisexual, queer and same sex attracted women’s community leaders
When | Wednesday 23 September, 6 – 8pm
Where | Wollongong Community Gateway Hub, 26 Atchison St, Wollongong
Want to be involved in an in-depth discussion about issues relating to the health and wellbeing of lesbian, bisexual, queer and same sex attracted women?
The Labrys Project will be facilitating three focus groups throughout March, aiming to complement survey findings with detailed, qualitative information from members of the community.
Participants will be given a $30 gift card for their time.
The focus groups will provide an opportunity for a diverse range of lesbian, bisexual, queer and same sex attracted women to come together in a small group to discuss issues that relate to their own lived experiences of health and wellbeing in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven regions.
Wed 11 March
Nowra Community Health Centre
5-7 Lawrence Ave, Nowra
Fri 20 March
Ulladulla Community Resources Centre
78 St Vincent Street, Ulladulla
Please note, places are strictly limited so RSVPs are essential to Di Drew firstname.lastname@example.org
If you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or intersex AND you live in New South Wales AND you are aged 50 years or over, then you are invited toparticipate in the research by completing this survey.