Find out how to join the LGBT+ staff network, support our work through meetings, wearing the rainbow pin badge or rainbow lanyard and more you can do as an LGBT+ ally.
At DCHS we place a great deal of importance on helping everyone to feel comfortable to be themselves at work. One of the ways in which we can help everyone to feel valued for who they are is to ensure we use the right pronouns when we are talking with them. You may want to be known as he, she, they or choose your own pronoun – it is a fundamental part of who you are.
Sharing our pronouns, and encouraging others to get used to doing so, shows that we all welcome, encourage, support and accept diversity. Using an individual’s correct pronoun is important as it validates their identity.
We have recently introduced the option for new starters to DCHS to have their pronouns included on their work ID badge, alongside their name and job title. Over the coming months, this option will be made available to all staff. We hope you will take up the option - it will help us to address you correctly and is an important step in helping us to create a workplace where everyone feels valued and supported.
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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/
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
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.
Chesterfield based community and online support. For more information please click here.