Trainings & Workshops

LGBTQ Wellness staff are available to facilitate a number of training courses and workshops. Our training courses are professionally developed, nationally recognized evidence-based programs. Workshops are interactive educational sessions independently developed by LGBTQ Wellness staff.

Training Courses

Mental Health First Aid: Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs and symptoms of mental illness and substance use disorders. This training provides you with the skills you need to become more comfortable reaching out and providing initial help to someone who may be struggling or in crisis.

This training is available as a one day course (8 hours of curriculum per day) and a 2 day course (4 hours of curriculum per day).

Youth Mental Health First Aid: Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches adults how to support young people who may be experiencing mental illness or substance use disorders. This training is similar to Mental Health First Aid, but contains an added focus on normal adolescent development and provides more hands-on experience using the Youth Mental Health First Aid action plan.

This training is available as a one day course (8 hours of curriculum per day) and a 2 day course (4 hours of curriculum per day).

Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP): WRAP is an 8-session facilitated peer support process that helps participants to create their own Wellness Recovery Action Plan to support themselves in getting well and staying well.  You can learn more about WRAP at MentalHealthRecovery.com.
Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR): QPR is a 2-hour gatekeeper training for suicide prevention. QPR will help you to recognize the warning signs of suicide, get help for someone in crisis, and offer hope.
Providing Inclusive Services and Care for LGBTQ People (Fenway Health Education Training for Mental Health Professionals): The Fenway Health Education Training addresses barriers to adequate, inclusive, and accessible healthcare for LGBTQ+ persons. The training covers common health concerns and disparities affecting LGBTQ+ community members, as well as defines pertinent LGBTQ+ concepts and terms. The training includes recommended practices to improve communication for the LGBTQ+ community, providing better “customer service,” and creating a safe, affirming, and inclusive environment.

Workshops

  • LGBTQ Culture, Barriers, and Community
  • Increasing Cultural Understanding and Addressing Critical Barriers of LGBTQ Older Adults in Care
  • Addressing the Wellness of LGBTQ Older Adults
  • Collective Care
  • Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (LGBTQ 101)
  • LGBTQ+ Community and Mental Health Care
  • Taste of Mental Health First Aid

We tailor all workshops to meet your organization’s needs. If you don’t see the training or workshop opportunity you were looking for, please feel free to contact us at LGBTQWellness@fcservices.org, or use the form below, and we’ll work with you to develop curriculum based on your needs.