The third day of Quality Improvement Week will focus on equality and inclusion.

The events of the past few months have highlighted just how far we have to go to make our society a fair and equal place for everyone, and we are no different. We want to acknowledge the issues we face and talk openly about how we can solve these problems by working together.

In the morning we'll be continuing with our Big Conversation. This project is an opportunity for everyone to talk openly and honestly about racism that exists in SHSC. It's not an easy conversation to have, but it's vital that we do talk about it, listen and take action. At this stage we'll be coming together to discuss themes we've found during the discovery phase of the project and coming up with ideas that could be used to improve things.

We'll also hear about the role of Peer Support Workers and the vital role they place in improving care in our services. In the afternoon you'll have a further opportunity to engage with the Big Conversation, or to take part in LGBTQ+ and Rainbow Badge training.

Improve your focus on your own wellbeing - 9am to 9.10am

Join us for an online session where we'll do a quick session of yoga, Mindfulness or poetry to help us get started for the day.

Join in

To join in live clicking on one of the links - yogaMindfulness or poetry

 

Big Conversation: Tackling racism - 10am to 12pm

This project is an opportunity for everyone to talk openly and honestly about racism that exists in SHSC. It's not an easy conversation to have, but it's vital that we do talk about it, listen and take action.

We'll be coming together to discuss themes we've found during the discovery phase of the project and coming up with ideas that could be used to improve things.

To book your place at this session click here.

This session is for SHSC staff only.

Peer Support Workers improving care - 12.15pm to 1pm

Come along to find out more about the Listening Into Action '7 steps' peer support project and the Trust report entitled 'A shared understanding at SHSC’.

We will explore the concept of what peer support is, what progress we have made and how you can get involved to further develop peer support.

Session leads: Helen Goodson and Rachel Lewis

Join in

To join in live click here

Big Conversation: Tackling racism - 1pm to 3pm

This project is an opportunity for everyone to talk openly and honestly about racism that exists in SHSC. It's not an easy conversation to have, but it's vital that we do talk about it, listen and take action.

We'll be coming together to discuss themes we've found during the discovery phase of the project and coming up with ideas that could be used to improve things.

To book your place at this session click here.

This session is for SHSC staff only.

LGBTQ+ awareness and Rainbow Badge training - 2pm to 3pm

The Rainbow Badge initiative is about making a positive difference by promoting a message of inclusion.

One in five LGBTQ+ people are not out to any healthcare professional about their sexual orientation when seeking general medical care, and one in seven LGBTQ+ people have avoided treatment for fear of discrimination.

The Rainbow Badge is an indication that the person wearing one understands the issues facing LGBTQ+ people who may work in or use our services.

You can get your own Rainbow Badge by coming along to this training session.

Booking is essential for this session as we only have 30 spaces. To book your place email LGBT.staffnetworkgroup@shsc.nhs.uk

Session lead: Justin Gardener, Speciality Doctor

 

LGBTQ+ awareness and Rainbow Badge training - 3.30pm to 4.30pm

The Rainbow Badge initiative is about making a positive difference by promoting a message of inclusion.

One in five LGBTQ+ people are not out to any healthcare professional about their sexual orientation when seeking general medical care, and one in seven LGBTQ+ people have avoided treatment for fear of discrimination.

The Rainbow Badge is an indication that the person wearing one understands the issues facing LGBTQ+ people who may work in or use our services.

You can get your own Rainbow Badge by coming along to this training session.

Booking is essential for this session as we only have 30 spaces. To book your place email LGBT.staffnetworkgroup@shsc.nhs.uk

Session lead: Justin Gardener, Speciality Doctor

(This is a repeat of the previous session for anyone who is unable to attend the 2pm to 3pm session)

Pre-recorded sessions

Below are a series of pre-recorded sessions that talk about equality and inclusivity.

Resources

Below are some resources you may find useful when talking about equality and inclusivity.

 

Terms and conditions

The live sessions that we are running as part of Quality Improvement Week are being recorded to enable us to share with others who can't make it on the day.

By registering to attend one of our events you are giving us permission to share the recording with staff and members of the public.