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Pride 365 - From Awareness to Commitment

26 June 2024 10:00am – 12:00pmBST (+01:00)
Virtual (MS Teams)

Pride 365: From Awareness to Commitment is brought to you by the NHS England East Equality, Diversity and Inclusion team in collaboration with Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust for Pride Month 2024.

 

Pride 365: From Awareness to Commitment is a two hour webinar that is open to all, regardless of sexuality, NHS employment, banding, etc. This is an inclusive space and we welcome all people. The theme of the event is a mixture of celebrating all LGBTQ+ identities, but also shedding light on the reality of being a member of the LGBTQ+ community and what it is like navigating difficult environments 365 days of the year. This webinar will be educational and we intend to provide information and additional resources to learn more about the difficulties that people with protected characteristics face, the importance of intersectionality and how to be a proactive ally to the community. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and to chat amongst other participants.

The webinar is a great way for organisations to learn more information to embed into their respective Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Plan, as well as contributing towards High Impact Action 6 of the NHS Improvement Plan that looks at creating an environment that eliminates bullying and harassment at work, by spreading awareness and normalising allyship.

Agenda:

Welcome and introductionsJames Hayes-Watkins, Project Manager
Title pendingDr Michael Brady, National LGBT Advisor
Break

Breaking Down Barriers:

  • Critical discussion on navigating difficult environments as a member of the LGBTQ+ community
  • Impact of allyship to organisations 

Tendai Grace Ndongwe, Deputy Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Lee Brown, EDI Project Manager

Kaitlin D'Avella, Content Design Lead

Napoleon Manaog, Charge Nurse

Christopher Geake, Honorary Humanist Chaplain

Closing thoughts and summaryDanny Karystinos, System Culture Transformation Lead

 

Guest Speaker:

Dr Michael Brady

Michael

Round Table Panel - Breaking Down Barriers

Kaitlin D'Avella

Kaitlin

Kaitlin D’Avella (she/her) is a freelance Content Design Lead based in London, UK. She’s worked with public services like Defra and the Dept. for Health and products like Wise, Workday, Juniver, and Preply. She specialises in accessible and inclusive content.

Napoleon "Nap" Manaog

Nap

I'm Napoleon Manaog, and I go by Nap. I am a registered nurse with 10+ years of experience with a background in paediatric nursing. I have been with the NHS for 6 years and work in a children's unit based in West Suffolk as a Charge nurse. I obtained my nursing degree in the Philippines in 2010, and I have previously worked in different countries for various Non-government organisations based in Africa and Afghanistan. I have a deep passion for delivering quality patient care and always advocate for the importance of patient safety, as well as act as a champion for speaking up & well-being. Also, I also work closely to improve the digital aspects of care in the unit. I am a proud member of the LGBTQIA+, and I identify as Non-binary and use the pronouns he/him/they/them.

Tendai Grace Ndongwe

Pride Month Bio Cards

Tendai Grace Ndongwe (she/her), has been appointed as the Deputy Head of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion for the East of England region. Born in Zimbabwe she came to the UK as the age of three. Both her parents worked in health and social care which inspired her passion for public service. She has over 15 years of experience working in the public sector in the field of Equality and Patient Experience. Her passions are leadership and personal development and human rights.

Christopher Geake

Christopher

Christopher is currently Honorary Humanist Chaplain at Hillingdon Hospital in North-West London, where he was formerly employed as a Chaplain from July 2018 to December 2023. For the first year of that period he was concurrently a very part-time Humanist Chaplain at Guy's and St. Thomas Hospital in London. Christopher also works in a self-employed capacity as a Humanist Funeral Celebrant across Greater London and the surrounding local authorities. Previously he worked for over 30 years for both statutory and Third Sector social care providers within the areas of intellectual impairment, autism, and mental health, retiring as Director of Hillingdon Mind in 2018. Christopher is an active member of LGBT Humanists UK, and has many years' experience as Director/Trustee of a range of charities involved with refugees and asylum-seekers, young people caught up in the criminal justice system, HIV support, LGBTQ+ people, and the arts.

Lee Brown

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Lee Brown (he/him) is an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Project Manager at Cambridge University Hospitals. His professional experience includes patient and service user EDI, student wellbeing, EDI training and volunteer management. He has lived experience being a transgender man, queer, neurodiverse and a medley of other bits and pieces that have shaped him.

Hosted by:

James Hayes-Watkins

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James (he/him) is a passionate advocate for LGBTQ+ rights within the UK. As a gay man, he has seen the way that attitudes and perceptions of the community has changed throughout his lifetime and hopes to continue to see progress around acceptance and equity. 

Lee Brown

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Lee Brown (he/him) is an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Project Manager at Cambridge University Hospitals. His professional experience includes patient and service user EDI, student wellbeing, EDI training and volunteer management. He has lived experience being a transgender man, queer, neurodiverse and a medley of other bits and pieces that have shaped him.

Danny Karystinos

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Danny (he/him) was born in Greece, where he qualified as a nurse. After coming to the UK to pursue a career in nursing, he worked in the healthcare private sector, in different settings and managerial roles. His passion for psychology and leadership led him to study a MSc in organisational psychology. Soon after the completion of his studies, Danny continued his career in the NHS, as Diversity and Inclusion lead. He has lived experience as a gay man coming from overseas and navigating the UK as a gay parent.

 

For any questions about the event, please contact the email address below.

Questions about this event?

Name: James Hayes-Watkins

Email:england.equalityeoe@nhs.net

Telephone:000000000000000000

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