LGBTQ+ Training Workshops

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We deliver research-based, educational, entertaining and inspirational training workshops on LGBTQ+ topics. Our expertise in the field combined with our passion for improving mental health and wellbeing in the LGBTQ+ community makes us the ideal partner to bring awareness and support to your organisation. 

Some of our clients

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Who We Are, and What We Do

At Helsa, our mission is to improve mental health and wellbeing in the LGBTQ+ community. We are doing this by providing research, training and support.

Our research is focused on understanding sexual and gender minority identity formation and its relationship with stress, health and resilience, as well as happiness and fulfilment. We are passionate about understanding how LGBTQ+ identities are emerging and evolving within our ever-changing society, and how we can best support marginalised and vulnerable sexual and gender minority people. 

Our training workshops are underpinned by research and focused on providing education and awareness about sexual and gender minority people and the challenges as well as joys we experience in our everyday lives. We offer a range of different training workshops, targeted at both straight and LGBTQ+ audiences. We believe education and awareness is the greatest tool to combat stigma and discrimination, in both our private and professional lives. 

Furthermore, we support LGBTQ+ people in helping them understand their own mental health better by providing wellbeing tools, mental health related content, and a directory of more than 50 LGBTQ+ specialised Helsa partner therapists. 

Our Training Workshops

We offer a 90min core LGBTQ+ Identities, Mental Health, and Inclusion training workshop, as well as tailor-made training workshops on specific LGBTQ+ topics, such as gender minorities and being a parent to an LGBTQ+ child. 

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Our Main Speaker

Marc Svensson is the founder of Helsa as well as an LGBTQ+ mental health advocate, social scientist, researcher and public speaker. 

His research centres around minority sexual and gender identity formation and its relationship with health, stress and resilience.

He founded Helsa in 2019 to help combat sexual and gender minority stigma through education, support and awareness. 

Marc has published several academic papers on LGBTQ+ identities and mental health as well as presented at numerous conferences, webinars and training workshops.  

What our Clients say


What was your overall satisfaction with the training workshops? 

"I loved how educational these sessions have been. The information that Marc has shared should be key within the business and these sessions help us to learn and reflect on our vocabulary, actions and approach to minorities."

"Very good speaker - good to have an open discussion on a (shouldn't be) difficult topic and offer a platform within Richemont to make it visible."

"Marc was fantastic and really knowledgeable, getting the tone right with expert insight, facts and figures."