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May 19

The Suicide Closet: - Effective suicide interventions for LGBTTIQA+ people Workshops

The social and psychological determinants that influence suicide risk in LGBTTIQA+ young people and specific issues workers must take Into account when supporting young LGBTTIQA+ who are suicidal.

Christchurch, Auckland and Wellington Events & workshops Earlybird $195+GST Full $259 GST

Facilitator: Award winning and internationally respected suicide prevention specialist Barry Taylor and pioneer in LGBTTIA+ youth work in this country. Issues explored included intersection of sexuality and gender with culture, religion and socio economic background as well impact of social exclusion and minority stress.

Topics covered:

  • Suicide in LGBTTIQA+ people – What is it and how is it explained
  • The role of social determinants in contributing to poor mental health outcomes and suicidality in LGBTTIQA+ people
  •  Not all the same -  understanding age, gender and cultural differences in LGBTTIQA+ suicide
  • Risk and Protective Factors for suicide in LGBTTIQA+ people – Additional considerations when undertaking suicide risk assessment in LGBTTIQA+ people
  • Unconscious bias and heteronormative assumptions and the therapeutic relationship
  • Intervention and support - Issues to consider when working with LGBTTIQA+ people experiencing suicidal ideation or behaviour.
  • Suicide contagion in LGBTTIQA+ communities
  • Evaluation of this workshop shows that attendance is of benefit for LGBTTIQA+ service providers and workers in mental health, addiction, primary health, social and community services, education, youth sectors.

Ara Taiohi Members Offer - 20% Discount off all registration fees At beginning of registration click on Enter Promotional Code and enter YouthDisc.

Christchurch, Wednesday 8 May, Quality Hotel Elms, 456 Papanui Rd, Christchurch

Auckland, Wednesday 16 October, Novotel Auckland Ellerslie, 72-112 Green Lane East

Wellington, Tuesday 22 October, Grand Mercure Wellington, 345 The Terrace

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