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Supporting LGBTQ+ People in Northern Ireland


Educating the Educators is a training session delivered by Cara-Friend to all professionals and volunteers working with young people in Northern Ireland. It is designed to make the participants’ practice more inclusive of, and responsive to, the needs of LGBTQ+ young people. It has been delivered several times across NI in 2018 already, with dates in Ballymena, Cookstown, Portadown, Derry-Londonderry, Enniskillen, Belfast, Omagh, Armagh and Newry.


Dates for Autumn/Winter 2018 will be announced at the beginning of September.

The training consists of an informative session on sexual orientation and gender identity, and will cover issues faced by LGBTQ+ people, as well as the different definitions and terms we hear associated with the community. It will also involve a series of practical workshops designed to improve all participants’ practice in their workings with LGBTQ+ young people. It is designed to be interactive so that the participants can get the most out of the session – so specific scenarios can be brought in which relate to a participant’s own work.

If you would like to see Educating the Educators delivered in your area, please don’t hesitate to contact Declan on or (028) 9089 0202.

If you are distressed or require help and support out-of-hours, please contact Lifeline on 0808 808 8000. Lines open 24/7