Join us for a free ‘Inclusion 101’ webinar!
2SLGBTQI people are falling through the gaps in the Canadian mental health system. 2SLGBTQI people are especially vulnerable both amid the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Exclusion, discrimination and a lack of cultural competence in mental health systems prevent vulnerable 2SLGBTQI people from accessing the inclusive services and care they need to manage mental health. As an immediate response, we have developed a training for mental health and social service providers.
Interested in our future Queering Mental Health Supports initiatives? We will be conducting community consultations and foundational research to inform future cultural competency trainings and resources. Sign up to receive updates below!
These free webinars are part of our ongoing, multi-year Queering Mental Health Supports in Canada Project.
Webinar: 2SLGBTQI Inclusion for Mental Health and Social Service Providers
This 90-minute, interactive webinar will introduce participants to identities captured by the 2SLGBTQI acronym and how they relate to four components of identity. Participants will consider structural and cultural biases in Canada and its mental health system and their impacts on 2SLGBTQI mental health and well-being. They will also learn evidence-based strategies that can be implemented immediately in their practice. Participants will leave the session equipped to continue this important work in their workplace and with further learning resources to support their effort. This webinar is designed with the following practitioners in mind: psychiatrists, psychologists, counsellors, social workers, personal support workers, palliative and long-term care workers, and professionals in educational and social services settings.
2022 Webinar Dates
Past Webinar Dates
- Aug 4, 2021 – 12:00 – 1:30 PM
- Aug 5, 2021 – 7:00 – 8:30 PM
- Sep 1, 2021 – 7:00 – 8:30 PM
- Sep 2, 2021 – 12:00 – 1:30 PM
- Oct 6, 2021 – 12:00 – 1:30 PM
- Nov 3, 2021 – 7:00 – 8:30 PM
- Dec 1, 2021 – 12:00 – 1:30 PM
About the Queering Mental Health Supports in Canada Project
This national multi-year project seeks to identify and address critical mental health care and support gaps and ensure that 2SLGBTQI individuals’ unique needs for mental health and well-being are addressed. The Queering Mental Health Supports in Canada project will achieve this through
- The provision of basic training to industry professionals
- Foundational research (including a national survey, regional focus groups with both 2SLGBTQI individuals and mental health service providers, and a community consultation event)
- The development of evidence-based and context-specific training and resources
- Partnership building
- Project evaluation