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The Role of Stigma & Shame in LGBTQ+ Mental Health

Helsa LGBTQ+ Training Workshop B

60min Talk/Keynote - 90min Workshop Session

What is covered in this training workshop?

  • How stigma and discrimination contribute to more mental health problems in the LGBTQ+ community

  • Attitudes towards LGBTQ+ people in the UK

  • LGBTQ+ rights around the world

  • The role of shame in LGBTQ+ mental health

  • Introduction to minority stress 

  • Stigma, prejudice events and micro-aggressions 

  • Social support, self esteem and optimism as resilience resources 

  • Practical advise to combat stigma and discrimination

"Minority stress ... didn't think about it before.. I lived it in first person, but could not name it. Thanks for the opportunity to talk about it!"

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Who is this training workshop aimed at? 

​This training workshop is suitable for anyone, straight or LGBTQ+ identifying. It is useful for LGBTQ+ people, as it will introduce theoretical and practical frameworks from which to understand how stigma and shame associated with ones sexual and/or gender identity contribute to mental health outcomes. It is useful for straight people, as it will highlight the impact improved attitudes and everyday behaviour can have on LGBTQ+ people's mental health and wellbeing. 

What are the main takeaways from this training workshop?

​Following the completion of this training workshop, participants will understand how stigma, discrimination and prejudice still in our society today causes LGBTQ+ people to be 3-4 times more likely to suffer with common mental health problems such as depression and anxiety. Participants will understand how minority stress operates and what we all can do to combat stigma and discrimination, to be more supportive of LGBTQ+ people in our everyday lives. 

Format Options

60min Training

60min training session consisting of 40min presentation with interactive elements, followed by 20min Q&A 

For small to medium group sizes

90min training session consisting of 2x 40min workshop sessions mixing presentation, group discussions and activities, followed by 10min Q&A 

For small to medium

group sizes

60min training session consisting of 40min presentation with interactive elements followed by 20min Q&A


For larger groups 

90min Workshop

60min Keynote

How are the training workshops delivered? 

Our training workshops can be delivered either online or in person. We are based out of London, UK, but are always happy to travel to our clients location. Contact us to discuss logistical details such as participant numbers, costs and special requirements. 

Want to find out more? 

Contact us to discuss pricing, bookings and special requirements. We are always happy to customise our training workshops to fit your specific needs.

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