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Here are the resources we found for sexuality for professionals:

Video

What More is There to Say about LGBTQ Issues? – Suriya Aisha

(Featured resource)Facing the throwaway comment that ‘you can’t be black and queer’, Suriya Aisha (who is from Birmingham) saw nobody visibly living in the intersection that she found herself in. In this talk she examines how our culture interacts with our identity, and how we can create spaces for people to being 100% of themselves to the table; allowing them to be whole again.

Growing up LGBT: Friends, and Mental Health

Young people from the X2Y Youth Group in Wolverhampton, including gay, transgender, and non-binary youngsters, discuss the challenges of growing up as an LGBT youngster. How do schools deal with homophobic bullying? Is the school curriculum, including PSHE and sex education heteronormative and ignorant of the needs of LGBT students? What is the effect on a young person’s mental health?

Webpage

The Youth Wellbeing Directory from the Anna Freud Centre

(Featured resource)The Youth Wellbeing Directory is an online directory of organisations that support young people with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues. You can search by postcode or keywords, and quickly find the details of local organisations and services that can support the needs of young people and families.

Organisation

The Youth Wellbeing Directory from the Anna Freud Centre

(Featured resource)The Youth Wellbeing Directory is an online directory of organisations that support young people with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues. You can search by postcode or keywords, and quickly find the details of local organisations and services that can support the needs of young people and families.

Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre

Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre is a London-based registered non-profit organisation which is specifically designed for young lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, as well of those who are questioning their sexuality and/or gender identity, age thirteen to nineteen. Mosaic has three centre aims – to support, educate, and inspire the young people.

News article

How to Make your School More LGBT Inclusive

As a part of School’s Week, Sidonie Bertrand-Shelton wrote an interesting article on how to make your school more inclusive for young people who identify as part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. These young people are still facing discrimination in the classroom and this article highlights tips to reduce discrimination and promote and encourage pride in the classroom.

Download

Being Me: Diversity Role Models

This short downloadable leaflet talks about the experience of LGBT young people within school. It gives two short case studies from a young boy and girl and how they experience being LGBT within school. The downloadable resource is completed with advice for teachers on how to support young LGBT people within the classroom.

Ten Steps to Tackling Homophobic, Biphobic and Transphobic Language in your School

This guide from Stonewall outlines ten practical steps that will equip primary and secondary school staff to put in place an effective strategy to prevent and tackle homophobic, biphobic and transphobic language.

Research/report

An Introduction to Supporting LGBT Young People: A Guide for Schools

This booklet is a comprehensive guide on how to deal with students who are or suspected to be lesbian, bisexual, gay or transgender. It offer practical tips for teachers and staff members who may not have dealt with students who are part of the LGBT community.

Getting Started: A Toolkit for Preventing and Tackling Homophobia, Biphobic, and Transphobia Bullying in Secondary Schools

This toolkit from Stonewall provides a framework and a set of practical tools to help educational professionals start tackling homophobic, biphobic, and transphobic bullying in secondary schools. Based on five key steps, the toolkit will enable educational professionals to embed work to tackle homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying across any school’s  policies and procedures. Each step includes a set of tools, templates and checklists to help achieve this aim.

Working with Faith Communities

This toolkit was provided for anyone who wants to know more about how to manage the relationship between faith and sexual orientation in secondary schools. It may be particularly useful for staff in faith schools, and non-faith schools with a large faith intake, but it can be used by anyone who wants to discuss issues relating to sexual orientation through the prism of faith.

Online course

Teacher Training for Secondary Schools

This full day training session offers an opportunity for attendees to gain knowledge and skills to tackle homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying. This course also equips individuals to train other staff within their school. The course is run on multiple dates in locations all around the country.

Caring for Gender Nonconforming Young People

This course is free is easily accessible online. The course takes 45 minutes to complete. It is designed for healthcare staff of all levels and disciplines, not just those in mental health, as well as support staff and those from the private healthcare sector. It is suitable for people working in education and provides information for the families of these young people.

Hate Crime e-Learning

Hate crime can be extremely disturbing for victims and their communities, but how prevalent is hate crime and what does the law do to protect and support victims, as well as deal with perpetrators? This course aims to educate professionals about all this and more.

Video

What More is There to Say about LGBTQ Issues? – Suriya Aisha

(Featured resource)Facing the throwaway comment that ‘you can’t be black and queer’, Suriya Aisha (who is from Birmingham) saw nobody visibly living in the intersection that she found herself in. In this talk she examines how our culture interacts with our identity, and how we can create spaces for people to being 100% of themselves to the table; allowing them to be whole again.

Growing up LGBT: Friends, and Mental Health

Young people from the X2Y Youth Group in Wolverhampton, including gay, transgender, and non-binary youngsters, discuss the challenges of growing up as an LGBT youngster. How do schools deal with homophobic bullying? Is the school curriculum, including PSHE and sex education heteronormative and ignorant of the needs of LGBT students? What is the effect on a young person’s mental health?

Organisation

The Youth Wellbeing Directory from the Anna Freud Centre

(Featured resource)The Youth Wellbeing Directory is an online directory of organisations that support young people with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues. You can search by postcode or keywords, and quickly find the details of local organisations and services that can support the needs of young people and families.

Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre

Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre is a London-based registered non-profit organisation which is specifically designed for young lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, as well of those who are questioning their sexuality and/or gender identity, age thirteen to nineteen. Mosaic has three centre aims – to support, educate, and inspire the young people.

Download

Being Me: Diversity Role Models

This short downloadable leaflet talks about the experience of LGBT young people within school. It gives two short case studies from a young boy and girl and how they experience being LGBT within school. The downloadable resource is completed with advice for teachers on how to support young LGBT people within the classroom.

Ten Steps to Tackling Homophobic, Biphobic and Transphobic Language in your School

This guide from Stonewall outlines ten practical steps that will equip primary and secondary school staff to put in place an effective strategy to prevent and tackle homophobic, biphobic and transphobic language.

Research/report

An Introduction to Supporting LGBT Young People: A Guide for Schools

This booklet is a comprehensive guide on how to deal with students who are or suspected to be lesbian, bisexual, gay or transgender. It offer practical tips for teachers and staff members who may not have dealt with students who are part of the LGBT community.

Getting Started: A Toolkit for Preventing and Tackling Homophobia, Biphobic, and Transphobia Bullying in Secondary Schools

This toolkit from Stonewall provides a framework and a set of practical tools to help educational professionals start tackling homophobic, biphobic, and transphobic bullying in secondary schools. Based on five key steps, the toolkit will enable educational professionals to embed work to tackle homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying across any school’s  policies and procedures. Each step includes a set of tools, templates and checklists to help achieve this aim.

Working with Faith Communities

This toolkit was provided for anyone who wants to know more about how to manage the relationship between faith and sexual orientation in secondary schools. It may be particularly useful for staff in faith schools, and non-faith schools with a large faith intake, but it can be used by anyone who wants to discuss issues relating to sexual orientation through the prism of faith.

Online course

Teacher Training for Secondary Schools

This full day training session offers an opportunity for attendees to gain knowledge and skills to tackle homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying. This course also equips individuals to train other staff within their school. The course is run on multiple dates in locations all around the country.

Caring for Gender Nonconforming Young People

This course is free is easily accessible online. The course takes 45 minutes to complete. It is designed for healthcare staff of all levels and disciplines, not just those in mental health, as well as support staff and those from the private healthcare sector. It is suitable for people working in education and provides information for the families of these young people.

Hate Crime e-Learning

Hate crime can be extremely disturbing for victims and their communities, but how prevalent is hate crime and what does the law do to protect and support victims, as well as deal with perpetrators? This course aims to educate professionals about all this and more.

Video

What More is There to Say about LGBTQ Issues? – Suriya Aisha

(Featured resource)Facing the throwaway comment that ‘you can’t be black and queer’, Suriya Aisha (who is from Birmingham) saw nobody visibly living in the intersection that she found herself in. In this talk she examines how our culture interacts with our identity, and how we can create spaces for people to being 100% of themselves to the table; allowing them to be whole again.

Growing up LGBT: Friends, and Mental Health

Young people from the X2Y Youth Group in Wolverhampton, including gay, transgender, and non-binary youngsters, discuss the challenges of growing up as an LGBT youngster. How do schools deal with homophobic bullying? Is the school curriculum, including PSHE and sex education heteronormative and ignorant of the needs of LGBT students? What is the effect on a young person’s mental health?

Organisation

The Youth Wellbeing Directory from the Anna Freud Centre

(Featured resource)The Youth Wellbeing Directory is an online directory of organisations that support young people with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues. You can search by postcode or keywords, and quickly find the details of local organisations and services that can support the needs of young people and families.

Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre

Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre is a London-based registered non-profit organisation which is specifically designed for young lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, as well of those who are questioning their sexuality and/or gender identity, age thirteen to nineteen. Mosaic has three centre aims – to support, educate, and inspire the young people.

Webpage

The Youth Wellbeing Directory from the Anna Freud Centre

(Featured resource)The Youth Wellbeing Directory is an online directory of organisations that support young people with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues. You can search by postcode or keywords, and quickly find the details of local organisations and services that can support the needs of young people and families.

Download

Being Me: Diversity Role Models

This short downloadable leaflet talks about the experience of LGBT young people within school. It gives two short case studies from a young boy and girl and how they experience being LGBT within school. The downloadable resource is completed with advice for teachers on how to support young LGBT people within the classroom.

Ten Steps to Tackling Homophobic, Biphobic and Transphobic Language in your School

This guide from Stonewall outlines ten practical steps that will equip primary and secondary school staff to put in place an effective strategy to prevent and tackle homophobic, biphobic and transphobic language.

Research/report

An Introduction to Supporting LGBT Young People: A Guide for Schools

This booklet is a comprehensive guide on how to deal with students who are or suspected to be lesbian, bisexual, gay or transgender. It offer practical tips for teachers and staff members who may not have dealt with students who are part of the LGBT community.

Getting Started: A Toolkit for Preventing and Tackling Homophobia, Biphobic, and Transphobia Bullying in Secondary Schools

This toolkit from Stonewall provides a framework and a set of practical tools to help educational professionals start tackling homophobic, biphobic, and transphobic bullying in secondary schools. Based on five key steps, the toolkit will enable educational professionals to embed work to tackle homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying across any school’s  policies and procedures. Each step includes a set of tools, templates and checklists to help achieve this aim.

Working with Faith Communities

This toolkit was provided for anyone who wants to know more about how to manage the relationship between faith and sexual orientation in secondary schools. It may be particularly useful for staff in faith schools, and non-faith schools with a large faith intake, but it can be used by anyone who wants to discuss issues relating to sexual orientation through the prism of faith.

Online course

Teacher Training for Secondary Schools

This full day training session offers an opportunity for attendees to gain knowledge and skills to tackle homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying. This course also equips individuals to train other staff within their school. The course is run on multiple dates in locations all around the country.

Caring for Gender Nonconforming Young People

This course is free is easily accessible online. The course takes 45 minutes to complete. It is designed for healthcare staff of all levels and disciplines, not just those in mental health, as well as support staff and those from the private healthcare sector. It is suitable for people working in education and provides information for the families of these young people.

Hate Crime e-Learning

Hate crime can be extremely disturbing for victims and their communities, but how prevalent is hate crime and what does the law do to protect and support victims, as well as deal with perpetrators? This course aims to educate professionals about all this and more.

News article

How to Make your School More LGBT Inclusive

As a part of School’s Week, Sidonie Bertrand-Shelton wrote an interesting article on how to make your school more inclusive for young people who identify as part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. These young people are still facing discrimination in the classroom and this article highlights tips to reduce discrimination and promote and encourage pride in the classroom.