Over the years the centre has developed a series of ready to go seminars, presentations and workshops which help explain trans issues on all levels. From a basic language course to an in-depth medical lecture on hormone therapy, the team can provide training for most needs. In addition, bespoke material can be requested if none of the pre-existing subjects cover your needs.
In the past, Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health Network have been proud to teach:
Age UK - Primary Care Development Centre
Curo Housing - Nottingham City Council
Shropshire Council - Worldline
Childline - Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Children Partnership
In addition, the team have also trained many NHS departments, both internally within the Nottinghamshire NHS Foundation Trust and others around the UK.
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This short course can be delivered as part of a wider training package or on its own and is a great introductory lesson for those wanting to get it right when talking to trans people. The course covers 10 key words and their usage as well as how to put those words into action and how to deal with the tricky They/Them pronoun. In addition, this short course tells you how to deal with the situation appropriately when you get it wrong.
Starting by examining the history of the humble pronoun, learners will get a better understanding of how fluid their use has been over the years, dispelling the myth there are only two pronouns. The mental health implications of using the wrong pronoun for a trans person is also explored. This course also looks at how schema theories may explain why using the right pronoun for a trans person may be quite tricky. The singular they is explored and tips to get it right are discussed.
The intersection of being trans and being autistic is becoming more and more clear as more research is done in this area. This course will examine the basics of what it means to be trans and what it means to be autistic before the lesson explores how that crucial intersection impacts the lives of thousands of trans people in the UK.
This one-hour lesson covers the history of the menopause and why we still do not know as much about this important time of life as we should. What we actually mean by menopause is then explored with a focus on symptoms and how to mitigate them rather than in-depth medical details. Lastly, the lesson looks at why this time of life may be experienced differently for all LGBTQIA people.
This lesson first defines what we mean by the word transgender. The current state of transgender people in clinical trials is then explored before some of the barriers to participation for trans people is outlined. This lesson then looks at the role of the researcher and the barriers they may face to trans inclusion before examining some of the possible solutions.
This one-hour session looks at what we know about the gender development of children and how this does (and doesn’t) match the development of trans children. The lesson also explores the extra stress that young trans people face with some helpful hints of how adults can help them grow and develop into happy teenagers. Lastly, the lesson suggests a few resources to better understand trans youth and trans issues in general.
This course starts with Transgender Language 101: Getting It Right, to ensure everybody is aware of the correct language to use. Next the course goes deeper into pronouns, why they are so important, why they can be so hard to master as well as a few tips to help you be better at them. There is also the chance to take part in an exercise to help you understand pronouns much better. In the next session, the differences and similarities between sex and gender are explored in depth. After the lunch break, transgender mental health is examined further and the day is completed with a series of bespoke exercises relating to the particular scenarios those in the class may face in their profession.
The media are central to the impressions that society hold about a particular person or group of people. For trans people, the media has taken them from a source of social curiosity to a debate and in some cases, a false assumption that trans women are a threat to the rights of others. This short course looks at how the media have represented trans people throughout the years and how important the media is in the changing fortunes of the trans community.