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Equality and Diversity Study Day

Duration One day (6 hours online session)
Session LeaderLaura Foley and Alfonso Pezzella
Date Contact NHS study day Team for more information


This one-day training aims to develop awareness and knowledge on the importance of inclusion:  being culturally sensitive and supportive towards service users with diverse backgrounds. It will also help participants confidently address the needs of people with a range of sexual identities and sexualities to promote wellbeing.

Course content

This session will equip mental health professionals with the basic skills, knowledge, and confidence to promote and value inclusivity in practice.

By completion of this study day, you will be able:

  • Articulate the need for the focus on cultural competence and meeting the needs of diverse populations in current practice.
  • Discuss the theoretical underpinnings of equality and diversity, and the meaning of cultural competence from different viewpoints.
  • Discuss the importance of addressing gender and sexual identity in your practice.
  • Reflect on your own practice in relation to the ability to display cultural competence and creative and inclusive practice.
  • Identify strategies to nurture confidence in your own practice when creative inclusive practice with people from different cultures, gender, and sexual identities.

Learning and teaching

Study mode: Synchronous online delivery via virtual classroom using one of the following web-based learning and teaching platforms (e.g. MS teams, Kaltura new row, Adobe Connect, Zoom).  The content on the day will be delivered via a mixture of PowerPoint presentation, small group exercise and discussion, group feedback and recap/quiz.

Fees and funding

There are several funding options available:

  • Receiving course fees via CPPD contracts between NHS trusts and Middlesex University
  • Paying your fees. This course is £120
  • Sponsorship by your employer.

For more information on these options, including fee rates for self-funding/employer-sponsored students, please visit our dedicated funding page.

How to apply

To apply for this course, please email our NHS study days team.

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