25 November 2016
Work on Trans Toolkit begins
BMH's work to support trans service
users and staff is progressing well - with a Trans Toolkit
currently being developed.
A Trans Toolkit Co-Design Workshop was held this month to
develop the resource, which will inform staff across BMH about how
best to support trans service users and colleagues. The toolkit
will be available to staff in 2017, following consultation across
Meanwhile, there have been several Working with Trans People
workshops, with more set to take place in the coming year. These
workshops have been commissioned by BMH's System Leadership Team
(SLT), Community Mental Health Services and Inpatient Services and
have been attended by staff from across the system.
Attendees found out facts about the sociology of gender and
discovered more about transphobia and the importance of terminology
during the training, which was delivered by Stand Against Racism
& Inequality and the Diversity Trust. The workshops also
covered laws that relate to trans people, such as the Gender
Recognition Act and the Equality Act. The event featured a range of
activities and a session focused on what staff need in terms of
support and guidelines.
"This is a valuable piece of work that will support BMH staff
through the provision of guidance and resources. The guidance and
training will ensure that trans service users and staff are treated
with dignity and respect" says Kate Webb, Senior Business Manager
in BMH's SLT.
AWP staff within BMH will have Working with Trans People
workshops delivered on a whole team basis. BMH is inviting non-AWP
staff from across the system to take part in the next Working with
Trans People workshop on 21 February 2017. Please contact Kate
Webb, Senior Business Manager within SLT, on 0117 9192318 or at
firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are interested in attending this