November 2020 Newsletter

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eNewsletter - November 2020

 Intersex Day of Solidarity 2020

8 November – Intersex Day of Solidarity

Intersex Day of Solidarity, also known as Intersex Day of Remembrance, takes place on November 8. The Day marks the birthday of Herculine Barbin, a French intersex person whose memoirs were later published by the philosopher Michel Foucault, along with contemporary texts and a later fictionalized account.

At ACON we celebrate the diversity of our communities. So take a moment today to celebrate all the incredible intersex people around us, who continue to enrich our communities.

Find out how you can help celebrate today via Diversity Days:


Trans and Gender Diverse Affirming Care eLearning Needs Assessment

Trans and Gender Diverse Affirming Care eLearning Needs Assessment

Do you currently provide, or want to provide, excellent care and support to your trans patients and clients? Do you work in a role where you might encounter trans people in distress? This needs assessment is for you! (and anyone in the health and wellbeing sectors)

LGBTQ 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 blended 6-hour training you will take our LGBTQ Introduction eLearning as the pre-requisite to 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:

November Group:

  • Part 1- Thursday, 19 November 2020, 2:00PM – 4:30PM (AEDT)
  • Part 2- Thursday, 26 November 2020, 2:00PM – 4:30PM (AEDT)

LGBTQ Inclusive Practice Webinar

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? Maybe you just want to gain a better sense of LGBTQ terminology. 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 ALL 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.

Upcoming Session:

December Group:

  • Part 1- Thursday, 10 December 2020, 10:00AM – 12:30PM (AEDT)
  • Part 2- Thursday, 17 December 2020, 10:00AM – 12:30PM (AEDT)

LGBTQ Suicide Prevention for GPs

WE NEED 600 GPs to take this Free LGBTQ Suicide Prevention eLearning in NSW!

Let your GP know to take the free training at PrideTraining.org.au

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.

HWEI (Health and Wellbeing Equality Index)

HWEI (Health and Wellbeing Equality Index)

Many health, human and wellbeing organisations claim they “welcome everyone” or “treat everyone the same” regardless of who they are, how they identify, their culture, religion, gender and sexuality. But the reality is they haven’t actively checked that their services are inclusive, safe or even welcoming to many communities, including LGBT people.

Pride in Health + Wellbeing’s Health + Wellbeing Equality Index (HWEI) not only lets you measure your organisation’s inclusion, but it also helps you to ask your staff and service users about their experiences, behaviours and comfort levels at your organisation.

2021 - Staff and Service User Survey

This year organisations will have the option of participating in staff and client surveys. These two surveys can be added to your HWEI benchmarking submission to provide valuable information on your staff’s awareness and comfort levels in providing LGBT-inclusive care, as well as measuring your clients’ expectations and experiences.

The two additional surveys (which you can choose to participate in either, both or neither) will provide valuable information to your organisation to see the real impact of your inclusion work and to identify hot-spots where focused attention, communication and training may be needed. It gives you consumer and staff feedback on the impact of your inclusive services.

Download your submission documents now

The 2021 submission document and evidence guides can be downloaded now from www.PrideinHealth.com.au/HWEI.

The optional surveys will be released from 1 November or when you are sent the URL, after this date, for completion by 12th March 2021 (which is also the submission deadline). To register your organisation unique survey URLs please visit www.PrideInHealth.com.au/Survey 

Your organisation can choose to participate in the index, or surveys in any combination.

Open HWEI Q&A Session:

11 November, 12 PM - 1:30 PM(AEDT)

Aged Care eLearning

Aged Care eLearning is going under review and redevelopment; Will be temporarily unavailable

Learners will stop having access to the current eLearning at the end of November. Stay subscribed to the newsletter or register your interest HERE to be notified as to when the new version will be available for purchase.

Pride Training Volume Discount

Pride Training: Tailoring Training for You and Your Organisation

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.

Starting from October 2020, we have updated our services regarding the price and the terms of the agreement. 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 (AEDT)

Webinar – LGBTQ Inclusive Practice for Aged Care Sector


Tuesday, 19 November 2020

  • Part 1, 2:00PM – 4:30PM (AEDT)

Thursday, 26 November 2020

  • Part 2, 2:00PM – 4:30PM (AEDT)

Webinar – LGBTQ Inclusive Practice


Thursday, 10 December 2020

  • Part 1, 10:00AM – 12:30PM (AEDT)

Thursday, 17 December 2020

  • Part 2, 10:00AM – 12:30PM (AEDT)

Webinar – LGBTQ Inclusive Practice


Wednesday, 20 January 2021

  • Part 1, 2:00PM – 4:30PM (AEDT)

Wednesday, 27 January 2021

  • Part 2, 2:00PM – 4:30PM (AEDT)

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