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Thorne Harbour Health was formed in 1983 as a central part of the Victorian community response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Thorne Harbour Health continues to lead the response by providing a range of services which include prevention education, treatment and care of PLHIV and counselling services. Thorne Harbour Health Training and Capacity Building aims to develop your workforce and improve sector capacity through training and education, reflective practice, and secondary consultation. We seek to address those issues and barriers impacting access to LGBTI health by increasing understanding and building the capacity of your organisation.

200 Hoddle St
Abbotsford VIC 3067
Em: education@thorneharbour.org
Ph: 03 9865 6700
web: thorneharbour.org
Apr 04
04/04/2022 AOD within LGBTI+ Communities: Cultural Sensitivity Training
clock Duration: Half Day
location Delivery Mode: Online

Understand the broader AOD issues for LGBTI+ communities whilst individually analysing your own assumptions and values and reflect on the implications in your delivery of health care for LGBTI+ people.

clock Timetable:
location Details:

12:00pm – 3:00pm

  • Training Type: Non-accredited
  • Topic: Diversity
  • Priority Population: LGBTIQ+, Men
  • Age Group: Adult
  • Location: 

    Online interactive virtual classrooms delivered via zoom online.

About this training:

IMPORTANT: registrations for training will become live approximately two months prior to start of training. To enrol in this or any training, you must click the link below and fill in the registration. If you do not complete the registration, you will not have a place in the training. If you experience a broken link, please get in touch with us at elevate@vaada.org.au


The training content will support you and your organisation to:

  • Individually analyse your own assumptions and values and reflect on the implications in your delivery of health care to LGBTI+ communities
  • Understand the importance and use of respectful and appropriate language
  • Identify and understand the unique vulnerabilities that LGBTI+ communities face
  • Improve your confidence in comprehensively meeting the needs of LGBTI+ consumers
  • Develop improved skills around intake and assessment
  • Understand the complexity and risk of methamphetamine use for men who have sex with men (MSM) and aim to improve treatment outcomes for this community
  • Understand the broader AOD issues for LGBTI+ communities
Provider: Thorne Harbour Health

Eligibility Criteria

While not mandatory, it is highly recommended to complete Trans and Gender Diverse Cultural Sensitivity and Awareness Training with Thorne Harbour Health prior to enrolling in this training.

This training has been funded for workers employed in a Victorian State-funded Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) service, including those who are new to the AOD sector or recently employed under the COVID-19 Workforce Initiative and Peer workers.

Who is not eligible?

Students on placement or internships, workers from other community sectors such as Family Violence, Homelessness and Mental Health and AOD workers outside of Victoria.

Please ensure you have clearance to attend from your line manager. If you are unable to attend, even if you find out the day before, please cancel your registration and make your spot available to someone else on the waiting list.