News and Notices

October is Speak Up Month

October 2020 is Speak Up Month 2020.

Freedom to Speak Up Guardians across the country will be undertaking promotional events to support 'speaking up' to be accepted and normal practice.

What is happening in DCHS to support Speak up Month?

Facebook Live – 2 October
Jackie Rawlings, our Freedom to Speak Up Guardian, joined Friday’s Facebook Live session to talk about her plans for the month. Don’t worry if you missed it, you can still catch it within our staff Facebook group or click here to watch it on YouTube.

Recruitment of Freedom to Speak Up Ambassadors
Our Freedom to Speak up Guardian is looking to develop a group of staff from different roles, services and localities, who will play an important role in positively promoting the key messages about speaking up and widening the reach of the FTSU agenda. They will act as champions for the FTSU agenda and will receive training and supervision to support them in their role.

The role is voluntary and support from your line manager will be required.

There isn't a defined time commitment but it's expected to average approximately 3-4 hours per month with additional training of two half days in the first 3 months.

If you're interested in being a Freedom to Speak Up Ambassador, click here for the application pack.

Speak Up Month site visits
Jackie will be undertaking visits at the following sites to speak to staff during October.

A stand with resources will be available at all the sites below and Jackie will also visit departments on site.

You can see Jackie at the following sites during October:

  • Whitworth Hospital - Monday 5 October from 11.30am - 1.30pm.
  • St Oswald's Hospital – Tuesday 20 October from 11am – 1pm
  • Wheatbridge Health Village – Thursday 29 October from 12pm – 2pm