Department of Psychiatry

Queer in Psychiatry (QuiP)

An advocacy and mentorship group within the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto

A group of residents, medical students, and staff have developed an advocacy and mentorship group within the Department of Psychiatry, and we invite you to join us!

Queer in Psychiatry (QuiP) aims to foster Mentoring, Support, Advocacy and Education in relation to LGBTQ2+ mental health.

Our goals are as follows:

1. Mentorship: To foster professional connections on a one-to-one and group basis, inviting staff psychiatrists, residents and medical students to take part.

2. Support: To advance support for queer mental health practitioners, trainees and care for LGBTQ2+ populations.

3. Advocacy: To advocate for the development of mental health services focused upon improving wellness for the LGBTQ2+ community.

4. Education: To help educate medical learners, psychiatrists, and other mental health practitioners on queer mental health issues and culturally-competent care.

We will be hosting various educational events throughout the year, and hope to establish a community of practice for practitioners, patients, and allies with the shared goal of improving the LGBTQ2+ experience with psychiatry and mental health care more generally. All are welcome to join.

If you are interested in learning more about our initiative and upcoming events, please sign up for our listserv by entering your contact information into the linked Google Form.

Note: Members names and contact information will remain private and will not be distributed.

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Upcoming events

The Queer in Psychiatry (QuiP) group is holding their inaugural event!

Date: Thursday August 22nd

Time: 6:30 pm to 9 pm.

Location: The Beaver Cafe, 1192 Queen Street West

Who: You and all your friends!

Please RSVP using this Google Form