Workshop on Equalities & Diversity

Improving Equalities Issues

This is a great opportunity for service user consultants with an interest in working alongside staff to take forward equalities issues to improve mental health services.

To view the flyer for this opportunity which has more information CLICK HERE:Equality & Diversity Workshop 6th September 2011

When?: Tuesday 6th September 2011
Where?: Maudsley Hospital – To view map CLICK HERE:http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=maudsley+hospital&hl=en&ll=51.468071,-0.088577&spn=0.014463,0.042272&sll=53.800651,-4.064941&sspn=14.066575,43.286133&z=15
What time?: Afternoon (time tbc)

SLaM has a single equalities scheme which tries to address inequalities focussing on the following issues: Age, gender, sexual orientation, race, religious belief and disability. Each clinical academic group needs to develop systems to make sure that this scheme is integrated into their work. This initial workshop aims to explore what the priorities are for the mood, anxiety & personality clinical academic group and to identify some next steps.

What skills and / or experience do I need?
For paid service user consultancy, this would suit someone who
• Has experience of and confidence in participating in meetings where there are more staff than service users
• Has experience of SLaM services for mood, anxiety & personality disorder
• Has a broad understanding of equalities issues and mental health
• Can concentrate for 2 hours

For unpaid service user participation this would suit someone who
• Wants to develop their confidence in participating in meetings with staff
• Has experience of SLaM services for mood, anxiety & personality disorder
• Has an interest in equalities and mental health
• Can concentrate for 2 hours

Paid work or voluntary?
There are places for 4 paid service user consultants (meetings rate) and 2 unpaid.

Is support available?
People can be met with prior to the workshop and /or talk on the phone. The SLaM single equalities scheme is also available to read for those interested.

For more information contact:

Alice Glover: Patient & Public Involvement Lead
Tel: 020 3228 0959 Email: alice.glover@slam.nhs.uk

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