The network advises, promotes and supports LGBT+ inclusivity across DCHS health and social care services, for its staff colleagues and patients who may identify as LGBT+ within the communities we serve. 

We welcome new network members, whether you identify as LGBT+ or as an ally and welcome you to attend our meetings. 

We are also happy to advise and support colleagues who may be requiring information and support around LGBT+ issues and we will do our best to assist.

Network Letter

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The network aims to support DCHS LGBT+ staff to bring their “whole self” to work and to feel safe and comfortable with being themselves. 

We will support you to 'Speak Up' if you experience, or see behaviour that is not aligned to the DCHS values. Raising concerns at Derbyshire Community Health Services (dchs.nhs.uk)

We can also provide general advice only, to fellow colleagues, managers, leaders around LGBT+ workplace issues. 

DCHS policies, guidelines and staff information to facilitate inclusive working environments for LGBT+ colleagues is accessible via search facility on MyDCHS homepage or via: https://dchs.nhs.uk/resources 

We have a diverse membership within the network, some have personal, and / or professional interest in specific LGBT+ issues, related to: religion, faith, armed force veterans, disability, and neurodiversity 

We welcome every member, as everyone contributes a different perspective. 

Queer Menopause

For more information please click here.

LGBT Foundation

Hidden Figures Report: The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on LGBT Communities in the UK

For more information visit LGBT Foundation - Home 

LGBT+ Networks Project

Eight NHS trusts hosted an LGBT+ video booth at their events in February 2020, contributing to 120 recordings in total. The video booth encouraged LGBT+ identifying employees and allies to record short messages for 30 seconds about their working lives and experiences of LGBT+ networks. To view their video bank please click here.


For more information please go to: www.samaritans.org


Resources available at: https://www.stonewall.org.uk/

LGBT+ NHS Confederation

ABC Inclusive Communication

Inclusion Framework Summary

Mental Health Support

Poor levels of mental health among lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people have often been linked to experiences of homophobic and transphobic discrimination and bullying. Click here for more information for how to find out what support is available

Derbyshire LGBT+

For more information around support and advice available within Derbyshire, please see link below.


Men - Talk

Chesterfield based community support and online platform reaching out and offering free services and support for all. Click here for more information. 

Fem- Talk

Chesterfield based community and online support. For more information please click here.


JAAQ - Just ask a Question

Lots of interactive information on a range of mental health and well being topics including LGBT+

JAAQ: The new mental health social media platform

If you cannot find what you are looking for and we will try and signpost you or put you in touch with someone who can help.

DCHS contacts for advice and support (depending on your need): 

External contacts for advice and support (depending on your need): 


Derby Pride 10 September

Derby Pride 2022

If you want to check out a few other events that might be closer to where you live check out

Pride Events Calendar | Pride 2022 | Pride Events (pride-events.co.uk)

Maybe send some photos of the day to @LGBT_DCHS or the DCHS LGBT+ Allies and Social Group facebook page, share the love with those who aren't able to make it.

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