Understanding Gender Identity and Gender Diversity

Online Learning, Online Learning
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Admin Contact
. Public Health Training (publichealthtraining@southglos.gov.uk)
Target Audience
Adopters / All Internal Staff / CAH Staff / CECR Staff / Childminders / Connected Carers / Councillors / ECS Staff / External Care Providers / Foster Carers / GP's / Health Practitioners / Housing Association / Integra Staff / Manager / Other / Pharmacy Staff / Pre-Schools & Nurseries / Schools / SGO's / Short Break Carers / Social Care Staff / Voluntary Sector Workers
target audience
Event Types
Online Course
Course categories
Equality and Diversity
Equality and Diversity subcategories
Equality and Diversity
Event description
This training is delivered by Mermaids, who have been supporting transgender, nonbinary and gender-diverse children, young people, and their families since 1995.
Mermaids is one of the UK’s leading LGBTQ+ charities, empowering thousands of people with its secure online communities, local community groups, helpline services, web resources, events and residential weekends.
Mermaids seek to educate and inform wider society on gender identity by helping professionals accommodate and reassure gender-diverse young people.
As training spaces are limited to 15 places per course, we respectfully ask that only one representative per team or school for example, book a place on each session.
Please direct any queries to Emma Wills: emma.wills@southglos.gov.uk
Learning outcomes
Course Content:
• Understanding gender identity and gender diversity: what it means to be trans or gender diverse
• LGBT+ terminology
• Challenges faced by trans young people: isolation, bullying and discrimination, family issues, social situations, mental health, transitioning while at school etc
• Transition pathways, including healthcare
• Changing names, systems and forms
• Legal responsibilities: the Equality Act, hate crime incidents, transphobia
• Managing single-sex spaces
• Improving LGBT+ equality and diversity: policies, guidance, recommended resources
Start Date
Friday 12 March 2021
End Date
Friday 12 March 2021
Closing Date
Monday 8 March 2021
09:30 - 12:00
Maximum Places
Number of Sessions
Certificate expiry
Pass/Fail event