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  • LGBTQIA+ inclusion workshops for students and teachers


    Tier 1: Positive Mental Health Promotion
    Tier 2: Early Intervention and Cohort Specific Support

    Program Description

    Minus18 delivers workshops that promote positive mental health to improve the lives of LGBTQIA+ youth.

    Workshops include:
    • 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.

    Detailed Cost

    Per session cost is $990 (inc. GST), with approximately 100 attendees per session.

    Regional engagements may incur travel expenses.

    Implementation Considerations

    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

    Geographic Location


    Intended Outcomes

    • 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