LGBTIQ support

Together with our partners, we’ve produced several training modules and other resources to enable better care for LGBTIQ people.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5-7t_qBw14
LGBTIQ people talk about their experiences accessing health care.

The Trans GP module

This learning program is designed to help general practitioners, practice nurses and medical students to become familiar with and sensitive to diverse terminology, experiences, health issues, standards and referral pathways with respect to trans, gender-diverse and non-binary (TGDNB) clients.

The overarching purpose of the program, the first of its kind in Australia, is to promote more inclusive and responsive services for TGDNB people in primary health care settings.

The full module takes about 60 minutes. It covers a range of areas, and incorporates a variety of activities and visual content. You can also choose to complete particular sections of the module by using the index on the ‘dashboard’ of the online classroom.

Learning objectives

The module’s specific learning objectives are:

  • to create an affirming and inclusive environment for TGDNB patients attending general practice and community care
  • to understand diversity and the terminology used by TGDNB people
  • to become familiar with the current standards of care for TGDNB patients, including eligibility, assessment and referral pathways for gender transition (affirmation) therapies
  • to be aware of the key issues in hormone management and surgical options for gender affirmation
  • to be competent in providing care for common psychosocial issues among TGDNB patients.

To access this module

Please contact Dr Ruth McNair on r.mcnair@unimelb.edu.au

She will register you to enable free access to the online training module. You can then click on the link below to access.

Access the Trans GP Module

Mental health care for trans, gender diverse and non-binary people

This module is designed for a range of mental health professionals to become familiar with and sensitive to the diverse terminology, experiences, issues, standards, and referral pathways with respect to trans, gender diverse, and non-binary (TGDNB) clients. The overarching purpose is to promote more inclusive and responsive service provision for TGDNB people in mental health care settings.

The full module takes approximately two hours to complete, covers a range of areas, and incorporates a variety of activities and visual content.

The expected learning outcomes are to:

  • be familiar with diversity and terminology used among TGDNB people
  • know how to create an affirming and inclusive environment for TGDNB clients
  • be aware of the criteria for gender affirmation care in the current standards of care for TGDNB adults, children and adolescents
  • understand how to take a gender history sensitively and build rapport
  • be familiar with the various roles of mental health care providers for TGDNB clients before, during and after gender affirmation
  • apply the known psychosocial influences on TGDNB clients’ mental health to your counselling practice with this population
  • understand the needs of families in supporting their child or young person through gender affirmation.

To access this module

The module is free to access. Click the button below to complete the two-step registration process. Once enrolled you will receive login details and will be able to access the module for 12 months.

Access the TGDNB mental health module

Note for University of Melbourne users: users with a University of Melbourne email address can self enrol on the University’s website.

Webinars

Watch the three webinars discussing the development of this module:

  1. Dr Gavi Ansara: co-design can be used to improve services
  2. Amery Johnston (artist): the development of the module graphics
  3. Dr Ruth McNair (co-author): the development and use of the module so far