We’re proud of being an inclusive organisation - one that takes equality and diversity seriously in all aspects.

What we do:

  • We actively recruit individuals with a lived experience of mental ill health
  • We provide training and placements which often lead to employment opportunities
  • We are a Mindful Employer
  • A service user or carer sits on every interview panel during our recruitment and selection process
  • We are a Disability Confident Employer
  • Audit our buildings to ensure accessibility for those with protected characteristics
  • Mental Health Act leaflets are available in different languages
  • Translation and interpretation services are available
  • We provide a dyslexia screening service and support for staff and service users having recognised a high incidence of undiagnosed dyslexia in the locality
  • All staff are required to undertake Equality and Diversity training which has specific reference to inequalities in the diagnosis and treatment of individuals from different cultures
  • All services are required to submit equality impact assessments to the CCG which are reviewed by an independent group including expert patients
  • All Navigo policies include an Equality and Impact Assessment to ensure diversity matters have been carefully considered by the author and Clinical Governance Committee