Commitment to Equality, Diversity, Inclusivity and Accessibility

Our team comprises of around 37 Counsellors, Mental Health Practitioners, and other staff. We are a diverse team with one-quarter of the team from a Minority Ethnic Group as well as having staff who identify as being part of the LGBTQ+ community.

More generally the Counselling and Mental Health Service is committed to inclusivity and understanding the mental health burden of discrimination and the diversity of experience among our students and staff. The team have regular training with view to enhance our understanding and guard against unconscious bias.

We also partner with our colleagues in Disability Advisory and Support Services to ensure accessibility for disabled students. This will include students with neurodiversity. We are aware of our responsibilities under the Equality Act (2010) and will provide reasonable adjustments to ensure equal access to the service.

There will be opportunity at your ‘First Step’ appointment or initial triage to discuss any adjustments you may require.

Please be aware that you can also make a request to see a practitioner from a Minority Ethnic Group and you can make a request based on gender. We will aim to accommodate these requests where possible.

More information on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion can be found here: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion | StaffNet | The University of Manchester