Tier 1: Positive Mental Health Promotion
Tier 2: Early Intervention and Cohort Specific Support
Minus18 delivers workshops that promote positive mental health to improve the lives of LGBTQIA+ youth.
• Student workshops for all secondary students
• Teacher and school staff training
• Cohort specific sessions for LGBTQIA+ students
Student workshops examine the following:
• Diverse experiences
• Understanding of relationships
• Empathising with others
• Challenging stereotypes and prejudices
LGBTQIA+ student workshops are aimed at building self-awareness, recognising achievements and developing confidence and resilience.
Teacher workshops are focussed on upskilling teachers in building safe spaces for LGBTQIA+ student learning, development and wellbeing.
Per session cost is $990 (inc. GST), with approximately 100 attendees per session.
Regional engagements may incur travel expenses.
Target population: LGBTQIA+ students and school pride groups, Secondary students and Primary and Secondary teachers.
Program adaptability: Initial communication with the schools prior to workshop help to better understand school needs and tailor the language and approach accordingly to the local context.
Staffing: Teachers are required to be present for student sessions to supervise.
Training requirements: The program can be delivered in-person or online. Each session is approximately 60-90 minutes with a maximum of 3hrs. For in-person sessions, a suitable space, chairs and AV technology are required. For online sessions, access to participant’s own devices (phones or laptops) are required.
Factors to consider: There is no minimum number of participants, but the maximum number of participants is 100-150 per session.
Australian context: The program has been developed and applied in Australia.
Strength of Evidence
Level 3: Foundational and emerging evidence for program
• Increased knowledge and understanding of creating an appreciation of diverse experiences
• Increased self-awareness, recognising personal qualities and achievements and becoming confident, resilient and adaptable for LGBTQIA+ students
• Actions from students and teachers to create more inclusive environments