Black History Month

Accessibility links

twitter   facebook   youtube   linked 

Service changes and visiting during the COVID-19 pandemic

During this COVID-19 pandemic there may be changes in the way some of our services work. Contact the service directly to check how services are being delivered and follow their advice.

Some of our services now offer video consultations. You should speak to your clinician if this is something you would like them to consider. You can find out more about video consultation here.

 

Visiting

Contact the ward you wish to visit in advance for guidance and instructions for a safe visit.

You can read some general  NHS guidance on visiting healthcare inpatient settings.pdf [pdf] 89KB

If you need help in a mental health crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic outside office hours please contact our crisis team: Help in a crisis

For other medical advice and support contact your GP or visit NHS 111

Only visit your local Emergency Department for serious life-threatening conditions that need immediate medical attention including persistent severe chest pain, loss of consciousness, acute confused state, severe breathlessness, severe blood loss, serious burns or suspected stroke.

Black History Month

Black History Month runs throughout October and this year’s theme is ‘Proud to Be…’. Traditionally Black History Month (BHM) is an annual celebration of the contribution that Black African and Caribbean communities have made both locally and across the world.  However, this year we are again using it as an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of all people of colour and coming together in unity against racism, prejudice and injustice.

As part of this, staff from across the organisation have shared blogs about their culture, their achievements, why Black History Month is important to them and who inspires them. You can read them below. More will be added throughout the month. 

Ebony, Personal Assistant, shares her story

Ebony Smith, Personal Assistant

“Black history month is important for all it’s a time period of education, for myself it gives me chills to hear the struggles, achievements, progression and beauty black people have gone through. It makes me immensely proud.

“What do I do? I have been with the trust for nearly a year! The time has gone by sooo fast! I feel like I’ve blinked since my introduction in my first week to now being comfortable and confident within my role as a band 4 Personal Assistant. Joining the team through COVID has had its difficulties. Meeting new people via MS teams has seen the dreaded glitches! and slow internet! but I have had great support from the operational managers I support and my line manager. Being a personal assistant is a busy but rewarding job, to know I make a difference and can organise diaries and support with administration duties- easing the pressure from the managers I support makes me proud.

“What are my achievements? I have a few personal achievements that I am really proud of! Thinking professionally- representing the NHS is a massive achievement for me! I hope to shine a light and encourage more non-clinical BME staff into senior administration roles, so we have varied representation”

“Who inspires me? My family inspire me, we are a close family. We support and uplift each other and don’t tend to hold back with our opinions! My mum is my biggest supporter! I would be lost without her!”

 

 

Rate this page or report a problem

Rating
Rate this page or report a problem

branding footer logo

We use cookies to personalise your user experience and to study how our website is being used. You consent to our cookies if you continue to use this website. You can at any time read our  cookie policy .

Change cookie settings: