We offer a confidential Forum to provide a safe and welcoming space for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people working within health and social care.
The Public Health Agency is committed to promoting health and reducing health inequalities in Northern Ireland. The Agency also recognizes the central contribution that staff makes to the fabric of our health and social care services.
Workplace is an important setting for health improvement and the Public Health Agency has worked in partnership with the Trade Unions and HR directors to help establish an LGBT staff forum for staff working across all HSC organisations.
The Forum is open to any member of staff working within a HSC Trust or regional HSC organization, including agency staff and interns. To get more information about the Forum or join the confidential email list please visit www.lgbtstaff.hscni.net
Having consulted with LGB&T Staff in 2010, the Forum was established and we are delighted to say that it has grown with an increasing number now registered on the confidential mailing list. The establishment of this website is a further milestone in the development of the Forum. As well as helping to increase the visibility of the Forum, it provides a statement of support from all health and social care organisations.
There are a number of resources available on this for staff to avail of such as FAQ’s, Help & Support and an events page.
The HSC LGB&T Staff Forum, supported by the Trade Unions is organizing information stalls in a number of HSC sites to coincide with the run up to Pride 2019 – see website for details www.lgbtstaff.hscni.net
‘RightsNow’ is the theme for Belfast Pride this year. As in previous years, the PHA and the HSC LGB&T Staff Forum will be joining the Belfast Pride celebrations in Custom House Square, where information on health and wellbeing issues that affect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGB&T) people in Northern Ireland will be available.