Saving Lives Improving Lives
Events

LGBT History Month - February 2021
01 February 2021 to 28 February 2021 
Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Venue MS Teams
Category Workforce Event
Description

LGBT History Month is celebrated in February each year with the aim to increase the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, their history and their lives. It also looks to raise awareness of issues faced by LGBT+ people through education and it works to promote the social, emotional and mental wellbeing of the diverse LGBT+ community.

The theme of this year’s LGBT+ History Month is “Body, Mind, Spirit”. The Northern Care Alliance LGBTQ+ Staff Network has arranged a programme of events in collaboration with other NHS organisations from across Greater Manchester to engage with NHS workers and service users. The events will take place throughout February and there are many ways for people to get involved.

The programme of events includes:

  • Recognising LGBTQ+ Inclusivity in the Workplace

The NCA LGBTQ+ Staff Network invites all teams and departments to tell us about how they have helped create an LGBTQ+ inclusive environment for their colleagues and service users. Examples could include a change a team has made to ensure inclusive language is used at all times or how a team has created an environment where colleagues feel safe to be their authentic selves.

To submit your story, click here to download the form and then return to Oliver.Butterworth@pat.nhs.uk or Moneeza.Iqbal@srft.nhs.uk

  • LGBT Book Club

Join the Northern Care Alliance LGBTQ+ Staff Network for their LGBT History Month book club

We've chosen to read Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin, the first in the series of books originally published in 1978. It’s a lighthearted read and it will be interesting to hear others thoughts as to what resonates or differs from LGBTQI life now in Greater Manchester compared to then. It is available as an ebook, or via Greater Manchester virtual libraries on “borrow box”. Please consider if you are going to purchase the text using a local independent bookshop many of whom also deliver during lockdown.

Date: 15th February 2021

Time: 19:00 - 20:00

EventBrite: search #ncapride

MS Teams Link: Click here to join

  • Spirituality and LGBTQ+ People

How has your spirituality nourished you these last 12 months? Join us for a drop in conversation for LGBTQ+ people and allies with the Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care team from Salford Royal, ending with an embodied meditation suitable for people of any faith, belief, or spirituality.

Date: 17th February 2021

Time: 16:00-16:45

EventBrite: search #ncapride

MS Teams Link: Click here to join

  • Greater Manchester NHS Organisations LGBT Social

The NHS employs tens of thousands of staff across Greater Manchester with many staff identifying as LGBTQ+. As part of LGBT History Month, local NHS Staff Networks have arranged a social event for LGBTQ+ NHS workers to get together and connect. The evening will provide a platform for people to showcase their skills and talents and also discuss their experiences of working in the NHS as a member of the LGBTQ+ community.

Date: 18th Feb

Time: 19:00 – 20:00

EventBrite: search #ncapride

MS Teams Link: Click here to join

  • Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and the Cancer Experience

A MS Teams Talk from Stewart O’Callaghan, Founder and Director of Live Through This, a cancer support and advocacy charity for the LGBTIQ+ community. Stewart will discuss how sexual orientation and gender identity can affect the cancer experience.

Date: 24th Feb

Time: 12:30 – 13:30

EventBrite: search #ncapride

MS Teams: Click here to join

  • Northern Care Alliance LGBTQ+ Staff Network Social Drop-in

The Staff Network meets once a month to provide LGBTQ+ staff working across the NCA with the opportunity to share their stories and experiences in a friendly and supportive safe space. These drop-ins are a great way for staff to connect with others and there’s never an agenda.

Date: 25th Feb

Time: 16:00 – 17:00

MS Teams Link: Click here to join

All events are bookable through this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/northern-care-alliance-32080529689

Throughout the month, the Pride Flag will be raised at Salford Royal, Fairfield General Hospital, Royal Oldham Hospital and Rochdale Infirmary sites.

In addition, a signposting guide will be produced as part of the SCARF NCA Staff Support Programme. This will be for teams and departments containing information and resources to help create an inclusive environment.

Follow the month’s activity on twitter using #NCAPride.

If you have any specific inquiries, please get in touch with Oliver.Butterworth@pat.nhs.uk or Moneeza.Iqbal@srft.nhs.uk, Co-Chairs of the Northern Care Alliance LGBTQ+ Staff Network.

Cost Free
Contact Oliver Butterworth
Phone Tel: 0161 778 3038 (83038)
Email oliver.butterworth@pat.nhs.uk