Gender diversity training for health workers

A training session in Macedon will aim to educate health professionals on the best practice in transgender and gender diverse health.

Cobaw Community Health, in collaboration with Zoe Belle Gender Collective, will provide the training for GP’s, nurses, psychologists, allied health professionals and any other health care workers on how to support community members who identify as transgender or gender diverse.

Cobaw Community Health’s chief executive Margaret McDonald encouraged health professionals to take part in the training.

“Social exclusion is one of the most significant determinants of health outcomes,” she said.

“ Due to ongoing prejudice, discrimination and often just ignorance, gender diverse people have significantly lower health outcomes than the general population and are more likely to be diagnosed with a mental health disorder.

“ It could be something as simple as using the correct pronoun when addressing a patient or client.”

The training will be Wednesday, 5.30pm to 7.30pm, at Macedon Ranges Hotel and Spa, 652 Black Forest Drive, Madecon.

To register for the free event, contact or call 1300 026 229.