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The Suicide Closet: Effective suicide interventions LGBTTIQA+


The Suicide Closet: Effective suicide interventions LGBTTIQA+

Depth your understanding of how hetero and gendernormative assumptions and unconscious bias can impact on the therapeutic relationship. Gain insights and a theoretical analysis of the social and psychological determinants that influence suicide risk in LGBTTIQA+ people and what counsellors need to consider when providing crisis intervention or longer-term counselling or support with LGBTTIQA+ people experiencing suicidal ideation or behaviour

Studies have shown that for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, takatāpui, intersex, queer/questioning, asexual and people of other diverse sexual and gender identifications the thinking about suicide; attempting suicide and dying by suicide is far more common than in the broader population. There are identified additional risk factors which need to be considered when undertaking a risk assessment with an LGBTIQA+ person.

Learning Outcomes

​Workshop participants will be:
Knowledgeable of the social and psychological determinants that contribute to suicide risk and behaviour in LGBTTIQA+ people
Familiar with specific LGBTTIQA+ risk and protective factors to consider in a suicide risk assessment
Conscious of LGBTTIQA+ specific dynamics that may affect crisis interventions and longer-term support or clinical interventions with LGBTTIQA+ people experiencing suicidal ideation or behaviour
Cognisant of the grief issues and suicide contagion risk for LGBTTIQA+ people bereaved by suicide

​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.

Previous participants' feedback
“The easy to understand explanations of trans and intersex was most helpful and shed light on the experiences of groups that I knew little about”
Clinical Psychologist

“Your openness and style of presentation created a safe environment to ask questions and for honest group discussion”
Mental Health Nurse

“I wish there had been a course like this when I first started working in mental health. I have learnt so much”
Social Worker

“Leaving even more determined to ensure my school is a a safe place for our LGBTI students”
School Counsellor

An opportunity for a day of learning with internationally respected suicidologist, Barry Taylor
Barry has proven leadership over 30 years at local, national and international levels in using community initiatives and strength-based approaches to improve individual and community wellbeing and the prevention of suicide. He has extensive experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes at the local and national level, especially creating collaborative partnerships to prevent or respond to suicide.

Barry has been a passionate advocate of LGBTTIQA+ awareness within the the field of suicide prevention. In 2011 he headed up MindOUT: LGBTI mental health and suicide prevention project in Australia. This project was a first, with funding from a national suicide prevention strategy been specifically allocated for a national co-ordinated response to LGBTI suicide prevention and mental health.

He has advised governments on LGBTTIQA+ suicide prevention and wellbeing. As a health sociologist he has had an interest on the impact of social exclusion, discrimination on wellbeing and advocates for a human rights approach to wellbeing.

Minimum Number of Participants: 15. Maximum Number of Participants: 30
Places in each workshop are limited. If the workshop is full please register your name on the waitlist. TaylorMade Training and Consulting reserve the right to cancel the workshop if there are not the minimum number of registrations. If cancelled a full refund will be given.

This workshop is fully catered. Please indicate in the registration process if you have any particular dietary requirements. If you register after the registration closing date, while every effort will be made, your dietarty requirements may not be able to be catered.

There is a limited number of partial and full scholarships for those wishing to attend the workshop. Full scholarships are available for mental health consumers, carers and volunteers. Partial scholarships of either 25%, 50% or 75% are available for workers from community organisations who receive little or no government funding or full time tertiary students in health, social service and disability related courses. Further information on scholarships are available on the TaylorMade website.

Cancellation and Refund Policy
If you are no longer able to attend the workshop please cancel your registration as soon as possible.

Cancellation up to five working days prior to the commencement of the workshop:
Full Refund less $25 admin fee

Cancellation within five working days prior to the commencement of the workshop:
No refund but registration can be transferred to another person. To transfer your registration log on to your registration and update the name and contact details to the new person attending.

No show on the day of workshop: No refund

Organiser Contact Details
Barry Taylor
Principal Consultant
TaylorMade Training and Consulting

Email: YmFycnkgfCB0YXlsb3JtYWRldHJhaW5pbmdjb25zdWx0aW5nICEgY29t
Office: 04 905 6145
Mobile: 022 470 1852
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Early Bird Registration NZD 167

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