Equality and diversity

The Department of Education and Training is committed to inclusivity in all our course provision.

As a mental health institution, we are keenly aware of the psychological damage that can be done by inequality and strive to address these inequalities in everything we do. You can find our equalities newsletter and further Trust-wide information here.

Protected characteristics

According to the Equality Act 2010, there are nine protected characteristics: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation.

These issues are high on the agenda of the student experience committee (see below) and the race and equity student and trainee group.

The race and equity student and trainee group meets once a month and is open to anyone who is interested in culture, race and ethnicity issues. The meetings take place on different days in the week monthly in order to enable as many students and trainees as possible to be able to access the group without disruption to their studies and working lives.

We provide support for students with disabilities or learning difficulties. For more information, including information on how to get involved, please click here.

Student experience committee

There is a student experience committee which meets once a term. Its remit covers all areas of the student experience including diversity and equality issues. More information including information on how to get involved.

See also our student support section