EqualityInformation15-16 (1) – Update 2015/16
World Mental Health Day
The World Health Organisation (WHO) celebrates World Mental Health Day each year on 10 October. This year’s theme was “Living with Schizophrenia” and staff members were encouraged to view the World Health Organisation’s website for more information.
In addition HR Services developed a Health Brochure which included information on mental health as well as other aspects of health including physical health, exercise and healthy eating.
Anti Bullying Week
To highlight Anti-Bullying Week, a short DVD which was developed by one of the College’s Media Students was placed on Plasma Screens across the College. It highlighted the need to be aware of bullying through the use of social media.
International Women’s Day
In order to raise awareness of this important date, Information was provided across the campuses via plasma screens.
The Senior Management Team and Equality Working Group agreed to purchase artwork produced by a student following an exhibition that was held in the School of Media, Multimedia and the Arts. The exhibition, “Equality and Diversity”, provided an opportunity to promote equality through the use of students’ work. Tamlyn Doherty’s piece was chosen by the Equality Working Group to best represent this theme.
A number of staff members participated in Movember, a global event to raise awareness of men’s health issues such as prostrate and testicular cancer and mental health, and to raise valuable funding for the charities Prostate Cancer UK and The Institute of Cancer Research
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DISABILITY ACTION PLAN
Under Section 49A of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA 1995) (as amended by Article 5 of the Disability Discrimination (Northern Ireland) Order 2006), the North West Regional College as a public authority will, when carrying out its functions, have due regard to the need to:
• promote positive attitudes towards disabled people; and will
• encourage participation by disabled people in public life (‘the disability duties’).
Under Section 49B of the DDA 1995 (as amended by Article 5 of the Disability Discrimination (Northern Ireland) Order 2006), the North West Regional College is also required to submit to the Equality Commission a Disability Action Plan showing how it proposes to fulfil these duties in relation to its functions. This action plan will also encompass College efforts in relation to the Special Educational Needs and Disability (NI) Order 2005 (SENDO).
DISABILITY – OUR APPROACH
Disability discrimination – browse more information at the Equality Commission NI
DISABILITY – INFORMATION AND GUIDANCE
Miscommunication – Tips if you have a hearing loss and Miscommunication – Tips when speaking to someone with a hearing loss
EQUALITY POLICIES AND GUIDANCES
EQUALITY UPDATE NEWSLETTERS
ANNUAL PROGRESS REPORT
STUDENT EQUALITY DATA