LGBTQ+

At the College we take a proactive approach in creating equal rights for LGBTQ+ communities. 

Here at the College we have been proactive in creating equality for all. The College, with the support of staff and members, has taken actions to create a safer and more inclusive environment for our staff and in our organisation as a whole. Some of the key changes included installing gender-neutral toilets at the Prescot Street College building and publishing the College’s position statement Supporting transgender and gender-diverse people in 2018.

Our Rainbow Special Interest Group (SIG) aims to promote and research the mental health of LGBTQ+ people as well as supporting and advocating for LGBTQ+ mental health professionals. The SIG was created in 2001 and the remit of the group has expanded over the years to include issues related to gender identity.

Celebrating Pride

At the College, we celebrate Pride Month to commemorate and celebrate LGBTQ+ voices, activism and to show our support of LGBTQ+ rights. Pride month is about teaching tolerance, education in pride history and continuing to move equality forwards, something that we at the College continue to strive to do.

Read more about how we are celebrating Pride in 2021 and see the blog posts at the bottom of this page which will be updated throughout Pride Month.

We are not only supporting the LGBTQ+ community, but are also working on creating positive changes in all our practices within the College, and for our members all patients and carers.

Unfortunately, many of our planned 2020 Pride events did not take place due to the pandemic, however, we still celebrated with five amazing video interviews:

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Stonewall

The College is proud to have joined Stonewall's Workplace Equality Index to ensure we continue to improve and boost LGBTQ+ inclusion. The Workplace Equality Index is a benchmark for employers to measure their progress towards lesbian, gay, bi and trans+ inclusion in the workplace.

Blog posts relating to LGBTQ+