Our iCope teams are dedicated to working towards meaningful change with regards to equality, diversity & inclusion.
In light of this, we have several equality, diversity and inclusion committees that aim to improve equitable and equal access to our services in the following ways:
Making service level changes that foster and encourage anti-discriminatory practices across our organisation – we have protected time for reflective practice spaces devoted to this.
Reducing barriers to access our services through regular all staff training in neurodiversity, cultural awareness and humility, gender, sexual and relationship diversity and intersectionality – such training equips our staff members with competence and confidence to tailor psychological interventions to address minority stress and other relevant individual differences that might impact on mental health.
Further reducing barriers to access through conducting service audits (annually at minimum) to identify needs in specific communities alongside our outreach work to specific community groups.
We are keen to develop a diverse workforce that reflects the populations that we offer psychological assessment and treatments to and hope that our local communities can support us in this ambition.
Our Camden Diversity & Inclusion Working Group developed the following video about ‘Exploring Career Options in Psychological Therapies Services (IAPT)’ with some tips on writing applications, interview tips and support networks for applications for roles in psychological therapies services: