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Supporting Rainbow Wellness

ONLINE WORKSHOP | This workshop will provide an introduction to the influences which shape LGBTTQIA+ people’s wellbeing and practical strategies in how to support them.



This workshop will provide an introduction to the influences which shape LGBTTQIA+ people’s wellbeing and practical strategies in how to support them.

Participants will learn common terminology used in Aotearoa to describe sex, sexual attraction, gender identity and gender expression and an understanding of health issues through a rainbow perspective with particular focus on suicide prevention and signs of unhealthy relationships. This workshop will also provide participants with rainbow resources and prevention strategies.

This workshop is also available to attend via online workshop - register here.

Overview and Learning Intentions

  • Learn the difference between sexual orientation, gender identity and expression and sex characteristics

  • Identify health needs of rainbow people and social causes for these

  • Gain skills and resources to support LGBTTQIA+ people’s wellbeing, specifically around suicide prevention and healthy relationships

  • Explore ways to be an active ally to LGBTTQIA+ people you support

Let's Get Real

  • Working with people experiencing mental health and addiction needs

  • Working within communities

  • Challenging discrimination

  • Maintaining professional and personal development

Facilitated by Vicky Wood

BA, PGDip Community Education 

Vicky (she/they) has 20 years experience in social services in both Scotland and New Zealand. Vicky has a long history of working with marginalised communities including homeless, sex workers and addiction. They are a proud member of the rainbow community. They have had wide involvement in facilitating community education including diversity training in disability, rainbow wellbeing and health advocacy.


Workshop Type: Introductory | Workshop Level: Four 
Early Bird Discount: $10 discount is available on registrations made up to 8 weeks before the workshop date (automatically applied at checkout)
Catering: Refreshments provided


You will need

  • Headset and Microphone

  • Built-in laptop camera or attachable webcam device (for laptop or PC)

  • Stable broadband connection 

Minimum System Requirements

  • As a guide, if you are able to Skype or watch online videos (eg: YouTube) from your device, your system requirements should be capable.

Operating System
Windows 7 and above
Mac OS X 10.6 and above

Internet Explorer 7 and above
Firefox - Latest version
Chrome - Latest version
Safari - 5 and above


Terms and Conditions

  • Cancellations made up to 10 working days before a workshop will incur a $39 service fee.

  • Cancellations (or non-attendance) made 10 working days or less will not be refunded and the full workshop fee will be charged. 

  • No fee applies if you are able to find a replacement participant.

  • MHERC reserves the right to cancel a workshop at any time due to unforeseen circumstances or insufficient registrations.

  • Only one person may view a webinar session per registration.

Please read our full Terms and Conditions before registering.

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