August 2020 Newsletter

Sina Tehrani

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eNewsletter - August 2020

 Wear ir purple day 2020

Free Training Leading up to Wear it Purple Day!

On Tuesday 25 August 2020, ACON Pride Training is providing a one-hour Introduction to LGBTQ Communities and People Training from 1:30PM to 2:30PM. This is our way of honouring this year's Wear it Purple day. This is an introduction to strengthen your understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer (LGBTQ) people. This session is free for health and wellbeing workers across Australia.

Wear it Purple day is on Friday 28 August 2020. It's a day to recognise younger rainbow communities and proudly support them through a show of LGBTQA+ visibility, simply by wearing the colour purple. Often we as a community are most visible at events like Mardi Gras, but by wearing something purple at your workplace or out in the world on this day, you can send a powerful message of support to those who are often most vulnerable. You can check out other virtual means of showing your support on Welcome Here website:

LGBT Aged Care Inclusive Practice Webinar

Upcoming LGBTQ Inclusive Practice for Aged Care Webinar

How good is it to attend a training that hosts up to 30 of your colleagues and still comply with social distancing advice? Providing education and training to staff at every level of the organisation, including the governing body, which includes a specific understanding of the different lived experiences within and amongst L, G, B, T peoples is a foundation step within the current Aged Care Quality Standard Action Plan to support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and gender diverse elders.

Through this 6-hour training, you will take our LGBTQ Introduction eLearning as the pre-requisite of the live webinars, and then attend 2 webinars, each for 2.5 hours. Certificate of attendance will be provided for those who complete their learning pathway. Interested? Click on the link below and book your seats

Upcoming Training Groups:

  • Thursday, 30th of July (Part 1 from 10 AM to 12:30 PM) and (Part 2 from 2 PM to 4:30 PM)  (AEST)
  • Tuesday, 22nd of September (Part 1 from 2 PM to 4:30 PM) and Thursday, 24th of September (Part 2 from 2 PM to 4:30 PM) (AEST)

LGBTI Suicide Prevention for GPs

Free LGBTQ Suicide Prevention Training for GPs in NSW!

This RACGP CPD activity aims to strengthen understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) people and communities and increase your capacity in suicide prevention. It has three parts:

  • LGBTQ Introduction Online Modules
  • LGBTQ Suicide Prevention Online Module
  • Online Case Studies

You will gain 7 CPD points through the following learning outcomes:

  • Communicate appropriately with LGBTQ people based on an understanding of the differences between sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, and gender expression.
  • Recognise LGBTQ mental health and suicide disparities when consulting with LGBTQ people.
  • Identify and manage suicide risk factors when consulting with LGBTQ persons.
  • Develop and implement practice plans to meet the unique needs of LGBTQ people.
  • Respond to distress and suicidality using tools to effectively assess suicide risk and recommend a culturally appropriate/inclusive referral pathway.

If you are interested to enrol in this training, use the link below for registration.

Outrageous loss, outrageous courage

Outrageous Loss, Outrageous Courage

For many of our LGBTQ community members who have experienced the loss of someone from suicide, there can be many diverse emotions, including intense loss, guilt, shame, abandonment, regret and anger. So many of our community people carry the legacies of suicide whether from the death of a friend, family member, colleague, lover or through a more distant connection, without a shared space to make sense of them. Our upcoming series of workshops aim to create that shared space. 

The workshops are being offered free to members of the LGBTIQ community, connected with the Lismore area who have been impacted by suicide at some time in their lives. This service is funded by Healthy North Coast through the North Coast PHN program in collaboration with the Lismore Suicide Prevention Collaborative and ACON Northern Rivers.

The online gatherings are planned to take place in three evening workshops on Tuesdays 11, 18, & 25 August from 7pm to 8.30pm. Also face to face workshops are planned for Saturday 10 & 17 October from 10am - 12.30pm.

LGBTI Inclusive Practice Webinar

Special Discount for Upcoming LGBTQ Inclusive Practice Webinar

Do you want to improve your knowledge, skills and confidence when working with people with a diverse gender and/or sexuality allowing person-centred care? This training is great for any health and wellbeing service provider looking to increase their knowledge, skills and confidence in working with and providing inclusive service to LGBTQ people.

It is all possible by taking this online training! This is a blended approach to learning with self-paced eLearning followed by a webinar facilitated by a qualified ACON facilitator, all to help you expand your understanding of LGBTQ people and communities through discussion with like-minded professionals, video testimonials, and engaging collaborative learning activities.

You can join our public training group or book a private session for your organisation.

Use this code at check out for 30% off: Aug20IPW

Upcoming Session:

2 Parts:

Part 1- Thursday, 20 August 2020, 2:00PM – 4:30PM

Part 2- Thursday, 27 August 2020, 2:00PM – 4:30PM

Darlington Statement

Pride Training Affirms Darlington Statement

The key challenges faced by the Intersex community are clearly articulated within the Darlington Statement, primarily referring to:

  • Human rights and legal reform
  • Health & Wellbeing (predominately the long-term physical and psychological implication of harmful and continuing medical practices)
  • Peer support (addressing trauma and mental health concerns caused by the unnecessary medicalisation of intersex people as well as the stigmatisation of intersex characteristics)
  • The need for allies focusing on the acknowledgement of the distinctiveness and diversity within the intersex community; support of human rights claims, respect for human rights movement without tokenism “nothing about us without us”

We see this important for ACON and our Pride Training Team and promote strong allyship and respect for need of intersex people to lead work in this area. We encourage you to visit Intersex Human Rights Australia (IHRA) website and read the Darlington Statement.

Pride Training Volume Discount

Pride Training: Tailoring Training for You and Your Team

We can create custom training solutions for your organisation. Needing to train 100, 1000, or 10,000? Want to have it be partially online and partially in-person or webinar? Not a problem.  We can help create custom scalable and fully implementable training programs for everyone you work with. We are also an RACGP accredited activity provider.  Fill out this form to get the conversation started.

Please note that considering the current health measures, Pride Training team is working from home and the best way to contact us is by email to PrideTraining@acon.org.au .

Upcoming Training


Date and Time (AEST)

Webinar – LGBT Inclusive Practice Webinar


Thursday, 20 August 2020

  • Part 1, 2:00PM – 4:30PM

Thursday, 27 August 2020

  • Part 2, 2:00PM – 4:30PM

Free Webinar – Wear it Purple Day – LGBTQ Introduction Webinar


Tuesday, 25 August 2020

  • 1:30PM – 2:30PM

Webinar – LGBT Aged Care Inclusive Practice Webinar


Tuesday, 22 September 2020

  • Part 1, 2:00PM – 4:30PM

Thursday, 24 September 2020

  • Part 2, 2:00PM – 4:30PM

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