Training and Workshops

GMHS Provides workshops and training on various topics to gay and bisexual men and also to HSE staff, agencies, groups and organisations and to academic courses. Training can be tailored to the needs of each agency and is usually free.  Where possible GMHS works in partnership with other groups such as Outhouse LGBT Community Centre, BeLonGTo young people’s services, TENI, Green Bow (LGBT Deaf Group) and other groups to provide training on LGBT people and issues.  


Workshops and courses for gay and bisexual men only-self or agency referrals welcome.

“The Personal Development Courses”  - two or three per year for up to 20 attendees at each 6 week course

“Summer Living” and “Winter Warmers” series of  workshops held in July/ August and November/December around coming out, sexual health, safer sex promotion.

Develop in yourself” Special one off self development workshops with various topics

All held in Outhouse, LGBT Community Centre

Training Courses:

“Everything you wanted to know about working with Gay, Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender people but were afraid to ask”. This Two-Day Training Course for Counsellors and Psychotherapists only, explores issues confronting counsellors, psychotherapists, who are or may be working with gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender clients (LGBT). Interactive training around homophobia, both societal and internal, a presentation of the latest Irish research on counsellor bias, a discussion of client issues, including sexual terminology/practices.
Fee: Low cost for private practitioners and free for HSE staff.

“Creating Environments for working with LGBT clients”
This One-Day Training Course for HSE staff and other agencies and groups, explores issues understanding homophobia, fears and concerns of the issues, the words used, developing ways of communicating and creating a safe environment. Promotes awareness of LGBT needs, services and community existing in Ireland.

“Special Workshops” can also be provided on request with topics such as; Safer Sex; HIV/AIDS; Sexually Transmitted Infections; Males in Prostitution, Coming Out etc.

“Educating social work students on heterosexism and homophobia”
GMHS and the School of Social Work and Social Policy provide training to social work students on heterosexism and homophobia and is now on the college curriculum for all undergraduate and post graduate social work students. This is also provided to students on the Addiction studies course.