Rainbow Buzz: LGBTQ Inclusive Practice for AOD Support Services In-Person Training

Regular price $3,000.00
Rainbow Buzz:  LGBTQ Inclusive Practice for AOD Support Services In-Person Training

Rainbow Buzz is a training for health and community workers supporting clients with alcohol and/or other drugs (AOD) use looking to strengthen their understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people and communities. Participants will learn to deliver a more inclusive, informed and appropriate care. This 7-hour in-person training will introduce you to the LGBTQ acronym, expand your understanding on sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and sex characteristics and reflect upon the unique health and wellbeing issues faced by LGBTQ people, particularly those related to AOD. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea is included.


  • The LGBTQ communities
  • What is the difference between sex characteristics, gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation?
  • Understanding the lived experience of LGBTQ people
  • Legislation
  • Understanding the health impacts of social stigma and assumptions
  • AOD prevalence, patterns and co-morbidities
  • The context of use for LGBTQ communities
  • Acceptance versus inclusion
  • Implementing inclusive practice in day to day interactions
  • Useful tips to increase inclusive service provision
  • Experiential activities, scenarios and case studies

Learning Outcomes: 

After this training, learners should be able to:

  • Differentiate between gender and sexuality
  • Summarise the mental health and alcohol and or other drug disparities faced by sexuality and gender diverse people
  • Review important events from LGBTQ history and the current legislation related to these priority populations
  • Understand the context of alcohol and or other drug use within the sexuality and gender diverse communities.
  • Detect areas for improvement within their role and workplace
  • Develop strategies and implement actions to increase access and satisfaction of service for people with diverse sexuality and gender

Duration: 7 hours, including morning, lunch and afternoon catered breaks

Audience: Professionals working in drug and alcohol support

Public Training Schedule (2020)



Training venue

Seats remaining

Surry Hills - Sydney


ACON, 414 Elizabeth Street Surry Hills Postponed


Public sessions:

  • Concession discount available, please click here for more information.
  • Once payment is complete, you will get an email from notifications@acon.bridgeapp.com saying you have been enrolled into a new program. Click “Go To Program” to enrol for a course date. If you have not received this email, it may have been redirected to your junk/spam inbox.

Private sessions

  • For up to 25 people 
  • Cost does not include travel outside of Sydney metro, catering, venue, or GST. 
  • Volume discount applies for purchasing more than 4 sessions. 

Invoices can be arranged, please email PrideTraining@acon.org.au for more information.

Please make sure to read the cancellation/refund policy.

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