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Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

Our research is identified and co-produced with affected communities and key stakeholders, and we are committed to building meaningful, fair and respectful relationships, both inside and outside our network, to help us undertake research with real-life impact.

In 2021, an Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (ED&I) Working Group was established to review our activities and set priorities for further related activity over the life course of the Centre. The Group developed a staff survey and set up a series of consultations (led by Challenge Consultancy) with staff, students and stakeholders to develop a new Equality, Diversity and Inclusion strategy. This included the production of a CSMH Bullying, Discrimination & Harassment Report and Recommendations document (The Challenge Report). Next, we developed a series of outline comments, requests and suggestions which emerged from these consultations, and our responses (see “What you said, and what we did”).

In line with the Challenge Report recommendations, in 2022 we set up a Task & Finish sub-group to take forward recommendations into practical action over a 6-8 month period. This group identified three strands of action: “Organisational culture/climate”, “Reporting”, and “Code of Conduct”, as well as a cross-cutting theme of “Training and development” needed to support activity across the three strands.

This group is due to complete its initial work in October/November 2022 and will then undertake ongoing engagement and consultation with the wider Centre and partners, including signposting to/creating new training/development opportunities.

Current group members

Dörte Bemme, Sanchika Campbell, Natasha Chilman, Virginia Elgar, Helen Fisher, Hanna Kienzler, Nathaniel Martin, Craig Morgan, Nathan Stanley, Sonia Thompson, Emma Wilson, Charlotte Woodhead

Past members also contributing to set up of the ED&I group

Lucy Strang, Nkasi Stoll, Annahita Ehsan, River Újhadbor 

Our ED&I Resources

CSMH ED&I Task and Finish Group - Report and Support mechanisms

In this training video, the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Task and Finish Group at the ESRC Centre for Society and Mental Health talk us through the new Report and Support mechanisms available at King's.

King's Legal Clinic - Mediation Project

King's Legal Clinic Mediation Project is a free-to-use community mediation service. The project is a collaboration between the Clinic and King's Pro Bono Society. It offers a space where people who are in dispute with each other can come together in a neutral environment and work towards their own solution to their problem

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