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We’re hosting another LGBT+ Allies (Online) Training Session on Wednesday, 18th November from 11am - 2pm

Date: 16 October 2020

Would you like to become an ally? We currently have over 140 colleagues who have attended LGBT+ ally training in the past year. 

What is an ally? 

  • Acts as a emotional supporters for LGBT+ colleagues
  • Can openly advocate for LGBT+ rights in the workplace daily.
  • Can coach colleagues
  • Signposts to the right area in the event of a mental health emergency 

Curriculum for Training Session:

  • Be an advocate for LGBT+ rights in the workplace on a daily basis
  • Better Conversations (as in Stonewall)
  • Understanding of legislation and protected characteristics
  • Can signpost to HR for Discrimination/Bullying and Harassment, as well as Mental Health Crises.
  • Recognising discrimination and challenging unacceptable behaviour 
  • Maintaining confidentiality when working with LGBT+ colleagues 

If you would like to join the session, simply add the attached I-Calendar invite to your outlook diary. You will then be sent a pin to identify you as an LGBT+ ally which you can attach to your NHSBT lanyard. The allies meet on a quarterly basis to review programmes and initiatives to make NHSBT a more inclusive place to work for LGBT+ colleagues. 

If you’d like to learn more about allies or speak to one, you can visit our LGBT+ Allies page on People First.

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