#EQW2014 activities for the week

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From 12-16 May 2014, we will be coordinating a week of activities to support the equality and diversity agenda. During the week you will be able to download podcasts, read blogs, look at infographics and attend networking events . You can also get involved in ‘talking points’ discussions about specific areas of equality and diversity, but to be able to participate you will need to register on our website.

The theme for this year will be around the power of networks and how social media can bring about change in areas of equality, diversity and human rights. It will also provide an opportunity for people to come together and share their experiences of equality and diversity in the workplace, as well as provide support for one another.

As part of Equality, Diversity and Human Rights week (#EQW2014) we would like all of our Personal Fair and Diverse (PFD) Champions to connect via social media - so step forward and become the ‘Face of PFD.’ We want to celebrate all your hard work, as the PFD campaign would not have been able to evolve without your dedication. Find out more here.

To keep you up to date with the week’s activities we will be posting everything on Twitter using #EQW2014 and updating our webpages. Have a look at what’s coming up during #EQW2014.

#EQW2014 Activities

Friday 9 May

  • HSJ Diversity supplement - We've worked with the HSJ to produce this special report on Diversity within the NHS. This supplement provides useful statistics and asks prominent leaders about barriers to achieving a diverse workforce.

Monday 12 May

  • Let's start the week off with a welcome message from Dean Royles, chief executive of NHS Employers. (Transcript now available)
  • A podcast exploring emotional wellbeing in the workplace with Peter Hall from ENEI, Stephen Bowen, British Institute of Human Rights, Dean Hambleton-Ayling, University College London and Jennifer Gardner, NHS Employers - the podcast is in two parts. (Transcript now available)
    • Part 1 explores the issues around mental health in the workplace and looks at whether employers are beginning to understand mental health and if this is changing; 
    • Part 2 continues the conversation discussing what we need to do to support managers, how do we engage better with staff and keep the momentum going around mental health, we ask what is the role of the trade unions in supporting employees with mental health issues and we cover examples that demonstrate best practice.
Tuesday 13 May

Wednesday 14 May

  • Rev Dave Southall, from @wechaplains has written a blog looking at religion and spirituality in the NHS.
  • Razia Aziz, Equality Academy Ltd has also written a blog on religion and beyond, which will be released this afternoon.
  • Talking point giving you the chance to express your opinions and experiences on the importance of asking patients their religion.

Thursday 15 May

Friday 16 May
  • Have a look at latest our infographics which looks at gender and age in the NHS.
  • We are also launching a new talking point for today, where you have the chance to express your opinions and experiences.

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