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LGBTIQ Introduction to Self-Advocacy

The Introduction to LGBTIQ Self-Advocacy workshop is designed to extend students’ understanding of self-advocacy in the context of LGBTIQ+ health, mental health and wellbeing. The workshop explores the principles that guide self-advocacy decisions and actions and how self-advocacy relates to personal recovery. The workshop explores a framework for analysing self-advocacy situations and approaches to planning, finding supports and accessing resources. Students will have the opportunity to apply this learning to relevant situations in a supportive environment.

As a result of participating in this workshop, students will be better able to:

  • Define self-advocacy
  • Discuss the relationship between self-advocacy, health and LGBTIQ+
  • Discuss self-advocacy in the context of health literacy
  • Explore the role of self-belief in self-advocacy
  • Understand the rights that underpin LGBTIQ+ self-advocacy including freedom from discrimination
  • Understand the right to legal capacity for LGBTIQ+ persons
  • Explore and discuss the relationships between self-directed recovery, self-determination, self-righting and self-advocacy
  • Reflect on fears and worries that students have about self-advocacy
  • Explore aspects of communication involved in self-advocacy, and strategies for developing self-advocacy communication.

You might like to follow up this workshop with LGBTIQ Self-Advocacy Skills.

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