Update from Jade Sutton

Hi everyone, I’ve been so busy since the NDA Ceremony and I’m really excited to share some of the things I’ve been doing with you all! Below are photos of me leading my assembly, ‘Believe In Yourself & Follow Your Dreams’ for 300 primary school children today. This was my 48th assembly! I have now reached over 17’000 children with … Read More

Denmead Parents Call For Donations To Help Build Autism Children’s Centre

Parents have spoken of their wishes to build a centre for children with autism. Aaron and Rachael Pearson are looking to raise £50,000 for the Autism Inclusion Centre. The couple, from Denmead, have a son with the condition and want to expand on Rachael’s charity Autism Isolation No More which she runs from their front room.The centre will create a … Read More

National Diversity Awards Winners Interview – Touchstone

Mental Health and Wellbeing Charity Touchstone ranked number 1 for a second year in a row on The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List earlier this year, showcasing exceptional levels of representation across all protected characteristics at Senior Management, Executive and Board level. The Leeds based charity was born in 1982 after it was acknowledged that large numbers of vulnerable … Read More

National Diversity Awards Winners Interview – ADHD Foundation

The ADHD Foundation is the largest ‘user led’ ADHD agency in Europe and is credited with influencing policy and provision in the UK for those living with ADHD and co existing conditions. The Foundation’s work in promoting scientific evidence, UK and European impact reports and tireless campaigning, have helped to change attitudes and reduce stigma, improving life chances for those … Read More

South Shields Charity Champ Narrowly Misses Out On Top National Award

A South Tyneside charity champ has narrowly missed out on receiving a lifetime achievement accolade at a glittering awards ceremony. 
Founder of the Great North Dog Walk, Tony Carlisle was named as runner-up in the category at the National Diversity Awards held in Liverpool. The event, held in The Anglican Cathedral, was attended by a number of celebrities – including … Read More

National Diversity for Positive Role Model in Mental Health Award Bio Blog

‘Sarah is thinking again…’ Around a month ago I was nominated as a Positive Role Model in Mental Health at the National Diversity Awards. I am a married mum of 2 girls, raising awareness for mental health. I have Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder & Generalised Anxiety Disorder. I have recently started blogging as therapy Sarah’s Blog. I have suffered with … Read More

Radio industry needs to reflect UK’s diversity

Ofcom boss Sharon White says broadcasters must act to attract wider range of talent. Ethnic minorities, disabled people and women are all under-represented in the UK’s radio industry, according to a new report, prompting warnings that its output may be out of step with what modern British audiences want to hear. According to research by the media regulator Ofcom just … Read More

Government under pressure to reform vital transgender laws

LGBT groups have called on the new minister for women and equalities to set a date for when key gender legislation will be reformed. Currently, under the Gender Recognition Act 2004, transgender people can have their gender identity recognised and legally changed on their birth certificates. But it means that people must go through what campaigners call ‘intrusive’ medical assessments, … Read More

Report on gender equality in Psychology departments

Two key issues for Psychology have been confirmed by a survey of progress towards gender equality in Psychology departments across the UK. Our Research Board conducted the survey, in collaboration with the Social Justice and Inclusion Task Force, as part of its work to further the principles set out in the Athena SWAN Charter. It was conducted in the spring … Read More

The National Diversity Awards 2017 Post Awards Winners Interview – Joshua Beckford

Joshua Beckford is recognised internationally in over 90 countries for his extraordinary educational achievements. A 12-year-old child Prodigy who is diagnosed with Autism, Joshua has already achieved more than most neuro-typical people in the world. At 2 years old, he quickly mastered reading fluently using phonics and was speaking Japanese by the age of 3. At the age of 6 he became the … Read More