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Introductory Session on Neurodiversity by Jasmine Murphy

Virtual via MS Teams.

Join Jasmine Murphy (Consultant in Dental Public Health and EDI Champion) on 11th May 2023 for an introductory session on Neurodiversity. It is an important aspect of the EDI agenda for the NHS; not only in ensuring that we are more inclusive about the needs of our neurodivergent colleagues but also that of the population that we serve in the work that we do, particularly with our statutory mandate on reducing health inequalities.

It has been estimated that neurominorities make up approximately 20% of the population. Unfortunately, there is still a significant societal stigma and misconceptions about learning and thinking differences that also create barriers for neurominorities in gaining equal access to NHS employment and also NHS services affecting life chances and opportunities as well as health outcomes.

Neurominorities are often made to feel like failures in the workplace and in society. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Together, we can change the narrative. Instead of focusing only on the drawbacks of being neurodivergent, it’s time to also acknowledge and recognise the many strengths and talents that come from thinking and perceiving the world differently. By celebrating the strengths of neurominorities, we can begin the seismic shift of changing the way they are perceived and treated, including how neurominorities feel about themselves.

Join us to learn more about neurodiversity, what we can do to support neurodiverse people to develop a more positive perception of their own unique neurodiverse traits and skills in the workplace and for them to thrive in society. Come and hear from neurominority colleagues who will also be attending the session to share their lived experiences.

Who should attend?

Anyone within the NHS.  Equality, diversity and inclusion is about people and is important to all of us.  By raising awareness, it promotes greater understanding and empathy and defines us and our values.

Please Note:-

If you need any special requirements with regards to accessibility, either during, or after the event, then please don’t hesitate to contact us and we will do our best to assist.

We will send an email with details of joining instructions for the day to all participants, prior to the date.

In order to participate you may need a webcam and a headset.

Your computer will need to have the sound function on so you can hear and speak at the webinar.

You will need to be connected to the internet for the duration of the webinar.

This webinar may be recorded.

Please also note that there will be a short evaluation form for you to complete at the end of the session – it is so important to us to get your feedback on each intervention we produce.  We want to ensure we continue to meet the needs and demands of the NHS.

Questions about this event?

Organiser : Wendy Walker

Email: midlands@leadershipacademy.nhs.uk