Inclusion Week

Sep 26, 2022 | Uncategorised

The 26th of September to the 2nd of October is National Inclusion Week. For National Inclusion Week 2022 the theme is ‘Time to Act: The Power of Now’. We asked our KeepingWellNEL team how they demonstrate being inclusive within their roles at our ICS Wellbeing and Resilience Hub. Read what they said below:

“By showing understanding without judgement. Inclusivity means respecting an individual’s choices and beliefs and making them feel like they belong.”  

“By celebrating diversity and being transparent and open with one another.”

“By using open, inclusive terminology”

“By acknowledging events in other cultures and by trying to reach all communities, especially minorities.”

“Challenging the barriers faced by marginalised groups through the support we offer, our messaging, our recruitment strategy, internal training and service design.”

“I treat everyone as an individual and do not make and assumptions about preferences.”

“I understand that a one size does not fit all so it is important to ask questions and check with clients what their specific needs may be.”

“I value diverse thinking and approaches, and truly believe that we are so lucky to be living in a multi-cultural diverse community”

“I understand societal pressures to fit into a mould that can be detrimental to one’s wellbeing and therefore I have empathy with other colleagues who may feel the same.”

“I understand that we need to hear voices from different minority groups that can express their health needs directly and so I am always keen to learn about different groups and the challenges they face, and the triumphs they succeed in.”

“It’s not only about looking at difference, it’s also looking at common humanity and how similar we all are and I have a good understanding that pain and struggle are universal themes we all experience.”

“Being inclusive is important to me in everyday life and practice.”

“Being inclusive to me means being curious and finding out what makes us different.”

“I treat all people with respect and dignity; I use inclusive language; clients are informed that we are a confidential service; I listen to what they have to say and tailor my approach according to their needs – I put people first at all times.”

“I treat everyone with respect and highlight the diversity within the team. Our workforce has the right to make choices about their individual wellbeing needs whilst being respected and supported.”

“Inclusion to me is a culture, where a true diverse mix of people from various cultures, gender identities, sexual orientation and disabilities are included and everyone feels valued.”

How do you demonstrate being inclusive within your role? Let us know in the comments below.

Find out more about the KeepingWellNEL team here.


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