During, and since the marriage equality debate a lot of the self-care advice given to LGBTI community members was about getting off social media and taking a break from the negative comments, but for people who work in the community this wasn’t always possible. There are many of us whose job involves encouraging people to express their honest thoughts – however offensive – in order to begin addressing or processing those issues. That’s an important service but it obviously impacts heavily on peer-identified workers. This practical webinar will be space where we can:
- Identify the challenges of creating a safe space for others while also protecting yourself
- Tips for staying calm in the face of homophobia and transphobia
- Supporting other staff and volunteers
- Strategies to look after yourself so you can sustain the important work you do
Sandra has been running LGBTI-inclusivity training for Living Proud for 14 years and also spent 12 years as a volunteer on the telephone counselling line. Her other work involves the intersections of sexuality and disability.
Jaini is a psychotherapist and has been working in the field of sex, sexuality and gender for the last 6 years. They are currently working at Living Proud as the senior counsellor and look after the QLife project for WA.