Providing Inclusive Substance Misuse Services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender People

Additional Info

  • Length: 1 Day
  • Where: Liverpool
  • Tutor: London Friend
Research shows that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGB & T) people are significantly more likely to be using recreational, or ‘club’ drugs than the general population as a whole. Services working with these groups have seen significant changes in drug use and related harms over recent years.
The course aims to raise awareness of issues affecting LGB & T people in relation to substance misuse and allow participants to improve their own practice to achieve outcomes for this group.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain reasons for higher levels of substance use amongst LGB & T people
  • State ways in which patterns of presentations to services by this group has changed in recent years
  • Explain the common barriers cited by LGB & T people when accessing healthcare services
  • Explain the importance of monitoring service users’ sexual orientation and gender identity
  • List ways in which services and individual practice can be more LGBT-inclusive
  • Explore links between substance misuse and sexual health, with a particular emphasis on HIV prevention
Date of next course TBA

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