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Neurodiversity in the Workplace


Neurodiversity in the Workplace

Neurodiversity in the Workplace

In today’s busy workplaces where flexibility is valued, and optimising people’s skills is critical, are we aware of, or have we thought about, the everyday processes that may be barriers for some of our colleagues?

It is estimated that 15% of the UK population can be considered as neurodiverse; as HR&D practitioners we need to learn more about this aspect of diversity so we are not missing out on talent, diversity of thought, and can appreciate the possible impact on productivity of not taking action.

In this morning event you can hear from expert clinicians from Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust about their award winning autism strategy and engage in an interactive workshop delivered by Talk Works.

8.30 – 9.00    Arrival / Networking and Breakfast Refreshments

9.00 – 9.50   'Presentation by the award winning autism strategy project team at Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust’

9.50 – 10.00  Break

10.00 – 11.30 Interactive workshop delivered by Talk Works

11.30              Finish

By attending this event you will;

Learn from leading NHS practitioners about their award winning strategy

Create a toolkit of suggestions for creating an inclusive, neurodiverse workplace

Information relating to sign-posting and key resources


From Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust;

Dr Elspeth Webb, Consultant Clinical Psychologist/Systemic Family Psychotherapist, CYPS Lead Clinician, Trustwide Autism Strategy Project/County Durham and Darlington CAMHS ASD Assessment Team

Anne Cahill, Consultant Professional Lead, Trustwide Autism Strategy Project/Adult Autism Service

Elspeth and Anne will present ideas about how we can make work places more autism friendly as well as talking about the implementation of the TEWV Foundation Trust autism strategy, which won the 2019 National Autistic Society Outstanding Health Services Award.

Team from Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust receiving their award from the National Autistic Society

From Talk Works;

Talk Works’ Dr Clare Winter, is a Counselling Psychologist with extensive experience in mental health, wellbeing and organisational support. Dr Winter previously worked as a teacher before developing a career as a Counselling Psychologist. Clare is also a member of the crisis, disaster and trauma psychology division and has helped many individuals with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Dr Winter, has worked within a variety of settings ranging from young people to older adult services in the community and more recently with a premier league football team.

Talk Works will deliver an interactive workshop covering;

What is neurodiversity?

What are the strengths of neurodivergence?

What are the potential challenges of neurodivergence?

How can we create an inclusive, neurodiverse workplace?

Signposting to further useful resources will also be provided.

Talk Works was established by two Clinical Psychologists over 5 years ago, previously having both spent a considerable degree of their professional career working within the NHS. Their passion to reach and provide easily accessible therapy to employers and staff to improve employee wellbeing, mental health, reduce absenteeism and enhance productivity is at the heart of the work we do. Our team delivers rapid interventions in the form of one-to-one psychological therapies, as well as mental health and wellbeing training services. This year to date, we have already delivered in excess of 2200 therapy sessions, across the North East with presence in Tyneside, Durham, Stockton, Gateshead, Newcastle and Northumberland, to over 20 local business’s.

*CIPD Members – £5 for members, please bring your membership card with you for registration

*Non-Members - £25

CIPD do not pass on any member data collected as part of the booking process to speakers or sponsors.

All our speakers are volunteers.  The CIPD does not endorse their views of any of the goods and services they may detail as part of their presentation.

Professional photography and video production will be taking place at the event, and these images may be used on future promotional materials for CIPD. Please note that by attending the event, you are giving your consent for your image to be used on any CIPD promotional material.

There is no parking at the Business School the nearest public carparks are at St James' Park Metro or in the football stadium.
Ticket Information Ticket Price
Non-member GBP 23
CIPD Member GBP 4

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