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Equality and diversity

We are committed to the elimination of discrimination, harassment and victimisation in the delivery of all our services. We seek a culture that promotes equality and meets people’s mental health needs.

As a mental health trust, we know that inequality contributes to psychological difficulties for individuals and groups, and that multiple layers of inequality create marked differences in people’s self-esteem, levels of hope and emotional wellbeing.

We therefore seek to understand the experience of minority groups and the ways in which systemic and unconscious dynamic processes can perpetuate discrimination. We aim to eliminate this by addressing the covert, as well as overt, processes that stop everyone being treated equally.

All NHS Trusts are required to publish their workforce statistics each year, which includes quantitative data on recruitment & leaver’s activity, sickness and 9 protected characteristics within the Equalities Act 2010.