Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Equality

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We know from decades of research that inequality and discrimination in any form negatively impact people’s mental health. This impact has a domino effect on those indirectly affected by it, reducing the health and wellbeing of society as a whole.

As a mental health charity, we have a responsibility to address equity, diversity, inclusion and equality (EDIE) in our work. This is to ensure that the people we serve receive good mental health support, and that those working for our organisation – whether in a paid capacity or giving of their time voluntarily – have an environment in which they feel safe, confident to be themselves, and valued.

Our Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Equality (EDIE) vision and approach at Oxfordshire Mind is that:

We won’t give up on striving to be an ever-fairer, more inclusive organisation for those we serve and those we work with. This is because we believe that everyone deserves respect and to be valued equally, whatever their identity and story.

This approach is framed by six strategic aims.

Read the EDIE strategy (HTML)
Read the EDIE strategy (PDF)
Read EDIE Policy Leaflet
Read the EDIE Policy

If you’d like to share your views on EDIE and Oxfordshire Mind, or if you have any questions, please email: edie@oxfordshiremind.org.uk