Mental health & psychological well being for Trans Women living with HIV
with Yasmeen Persad
519 Church St.
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
This educational series is for health care and support service providers caring for people living with, at risk for and affected by, HIV
Registration is required at email@example.com
Speaker: Yasmeen Persad is the coordinator for the Trans Women and HIV Research Initiative (TWIRI) at Women’s College Hospital. Originally from the Caribbean, she has been sharing knowledge and helping to build capacity around LGBTT & Trans community inclusion and support to front-line workers, for the past 8 years.
Yasmeen works at The 519 in the education and training department as a facilitator delivering workshops on trans issues. Her experience ranges from working with trans youth, HIV positive women, sex workers and many other diverse populations. She is a longtime community activist and has presented at many universities across North America. She has been part of ground-breaking recognition of trans women as women in the Violence Against Women sector.
The Casey House HIV & mental series is in collaboration with St. Michael’s Hospital
Mental health series chairs: Elise Hall, consultation/liaison psychiatry, St. Michael’s Hospital, lecturer, University of Toronto; Maureen Mahan, education development coordinator, Casey House