Awareness Raising

A significant amount of awareness raising was given at local, regional and national events by the GALYIC Presentation Group

Jan Bridget also ran training courses, gave presentations and keynote addresses as well as running workshops locally, regionally and nationally, these included:


  • Four training sessions to staff members of Youth Action in Hebden, 2003-2004
  • Calderdale Healthy Schools Network, 2007.


  • Connexions West Yorkshire: two full day training events with 18 key workers and middle management; two half-days have also been completed with administrative workers and management, 2003-2004.
  • Home Office Regional Conferences: A presentation was given in two workshops at the Home Office Regional DAT conference in York on Lesbians, Gays & Substance Misuse, 2003-2004.
  • An input was given to mental health promotion workers at a NIMHE training event in Harrogate, 2003-2004.
  • British Psychological Society (BPS): Building Partnerships between Lesbian and Gay Psychologists and the Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Community and Voluntary Sector, Manchester, 2005-2006.
  • BPS event, Edinburgh, findings of the GALYIC Needs Assessment Tool, 2005-2006.
  • West Midlands South Strategic Health Authority: A presentation was delivered at 'Coming Out Inclusive: Addressing Inequalities in Health for LGB Communities' 2005-2006.
  • A presentation was given to student nurses at Wolverhampton University, 2005-2006.
  • NIMHE West Midlands: Women-only Day Services - Good Practice in Commissioning and Delivery conference, 2005-2006.
  • East Midlands: health workers regional conference on the historical role of the mental health service in relation to homosexuality, 2005-2006.
  • NIMHE North East, Yorkshire and Humber, 2005-2006.
  • PCS Proud Conference, Leeds, 2007.


  • A keynote speech on Lesbians and Mental Health at a national conference on Women's Mental Health in Birmingham, 2003-2004.
  • A keynote speech at a national conference on Women and Mental Health organised by Sanity Fair in Stoke-on-Trent which was attended by over 200 delegates from across Britain, 2003-2004.
  • A presentation to the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity meeting, Department of Health, London, 2008
  • A presentation to the Equality and Human Rights Commission's conference, Young People's Rights to Fair Treatment, Manchester, 2011.