Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

At HDFT, we have seven staff network groups that employees are welcome to join at any time. They are an inclusive safe space for those people who are looking for support, friendship and understanding by meeting like-minded people.

Each network is sponsored by a director of the Trust, and all are supported by the Non-Executive Director, (Equality, Diversity, and Inclusivity Champion) demonstrating our commitment to the EDI agenda.

Armed Forces Working Group

Exec Sponsor and Chair for Armed Forces Network: Matt Graham

Information on the support available for members of the Armed Forces and their families can be found here.

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BAME and Ally Staff Network

Network email address:  [email protected]

Exec Sponsor for BAME and Ally Staff Network: Russell Nightingale

Chair: Liza Layton

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Disabilities and Long-term Conditions Staff Network

Network email address:  [email protected]

Exec Sponsor for Disability and Long-term Conditions Staff Network: Matt Graham

Chair: Mel Aubin

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LGBT+ Staff Network

Network email address: [email protected]

Exec Sponsor for LGBT+Network: Emma Nunez

Chair: David Forrest

Co-chair: Laura Taylor

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Men’s Staff Network

Network email address: [email protected]

Exec Sponsor for Men’s Staff Network: James Wright

Interim Chair: Richard Dunston-Brady

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Neurodiversity Staff Network

Network email address: [email protected]

Exec Sponsor for Neurodiversity Staff Network: Matt Graham

Chairs: Richard Dunston-Brady and Mel Aubin

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Menopause Staff Network

Network email address:  [email protected]

Exec Sponsor for Menopause Staff Network: Angela Wilkinson

Chair: Lorraine Dyson

Working Families and Carers Network

Network email address: [email protected]

Exec Sponsor for Working Families and Carers Network: Angela Wilkinson

Chair: Katy Ward

Co-Chair Zoe McKenzie

For more information click here