Learning inclusivity

New offering for health professionals and organisations seeking to improve their inclusion practices to better serve the needs to LGBTI customers, clients and staff

ACON Pride Training is offering training programs and packages using a web storefront for health services and organisation in the areas of mental health, domestic and family violence, aged care, social work, alcohol and other drug support workers, and sexual and reproductive health.

“We know that when LGBTI individuals access some mainstream services, they can encounter roadblocks that may prevent them from getting appropriate care and support, and this can result in poor health outcomes,” said ACON CEO Nicolas Parkhill.

“ACON Pride Training will assist health professionals and organisations in the areas of LGBTI awareness and inclusion.”

ACON Pride Training’s packages utilise a variety of activities, media and training resources to engage with participants through in-person, e-learning or webinars training options.

Programs are highly interactive with emphasis on practical skills development, application to own practice, and peer-driven stories.

“ACON Pride Training delivers customised training programs for organisations that would like to provide a more inclusive service to their clientele,” Mr Parkhill says.

“Through learning about the lived experience of LGBTI Australians, participants can develop a deeper understanding of LGBTI communities, and gain better insight into sexual orientation, sex, body characteristics, gender and gender expression.

“It is important service providers are invested in the wellbeing of all clients and consumers ensuring they are delivering inclusive and culturally appropriate services,” says Mr Parkhill.

“It is about providing access, meeting duty of care and effectively addressing LGBTI health needs to provide a positive experience for all clients.”

ACON Pride Training will assist health workers and organisations increase their capacity in meeting the needs of LGBTI clients and employees.

There are four training programs currently available:

More eLearning modules and content including specific training for disability, mental health and suicide prevention for GPs will be starting from August.

Discounts are available for groups of five learners or more, as well as an introductory discount of 20% off throughout July.

Visit www.pridetraining.org.au for more information.

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