Stand Up Awareness Week
Stand Up Awareness Week will take place from November 15-19th, 2021.
What is Stand Up Awareness Week?
Stand Up Awareness Week is a time for second-level schools, youth services, and Youthreach in Ireland to join us and take a stand against homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying. This week is an opportunity to take steps to make spaces safe and supportive for LGBTI+ young people. We will equip you with the resources, tools, and knowledge needed to host Stand Up Awareness Week in your school, youth service, or Youthreach this November.
It is heart-breaking that one in five young LGBTI+ people face bullying and that 73% of young LGBTI+ students feel unsafe at school. Together we can create spaces where LGBTI+ young people feel safe, equal, and valued.
Take the first step and sign up for our free online training below.
“Students approached me saying how proud they were that the school was proactive in showing the community that we were inclusive, welcome and intolerant of bullying.”
Pierce DeCourcy, Regina Mundi College, Douglas, Co. Cork
“It is important for young people to see their school support them as LGBTI+ students and allies. We need to be them with love and support. We model the attitudes we want them to have and show them that they are respected and supported.”
Sabrina Dorgan, Youthreach Bandon, Cork
Stand Up Resources
A Guide to Stand Up will be sent to every second-level school and Youthreach in Ireland by October 17th. This guide, along with a toolkit and posters will be available to download from this webpage from October 17th.
Free Online Training
To help you prepare for Stand Up Awareness Week, we are offering free online LGBTI+ Workshops for second-level schools, youth services, and Youthreach this October. This training will equip you with the tools and knowledge to feel confident hosting Stand Up Awareness Week this November.
If you are new to Stand Up Awareness Week and unsure of how to begin or want a refresher, join our Taking a Stand sessions 7 – 8pm and our Standing Strong Together sessions, where you’ll get fresh ideas from other teachers from 8.15 – 9.15pm.
If you have been running Stand Up for a few years and would just like to hear new ideas from other teachers, then you can join us 8.15 – 9.15pm for the Standing Strong Together session.
If you are new to Stand Up Awareness Week we would strongly encourage you to stay on and attend both sessions.
To secure your place today, select your preferred training date and fill out the form below.
Once you have registered below, you will be emailed a Zoom link which is valid for the workshop. If you cannot make your regional training, please choose another suitable date.