Commitment to diversity and inclusion
Neami is committed to cultivating inclusive environments for staff, consumers and carers.
We acknowledge Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities as the Traditional Custodians of the land we work on and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We recognise that their sovereignty was never ceded and the impact of structural inequality that resulted from invasion continues to this day.
Neami is committed to cultivating inclusive environments for staff, consumers and carers. We celebrate, value and include people of all backgrounds, genders, sexualities, cultures, bodies and abilities. We believe our commitment to diversity and inclusion makes our teams, services and organisation stronger and more effective.
Neami understands that to achieve safe, accessible and culturally competent/responsive service environments and workplaces, we must take a whole-of-organisation approach that celebrates, values and includes people of all backgrounds, identities, cultures and experiences. This aligns with our vision of full citizenship for all people living with a mental illness.
As a national mainstream service provider, we have a particular responsibility to develop strategies, projects and policies that move beyond ‘treating everyone the same’, to consider the unique circumstances of oppression, marginalisation and discrimination that can impact the access of people and communities to services. As specialists in mental health support and recovery, we have an obligation to recognise and respond to the disproportionately high rates of mental illness and psychological distress amongst marginalised populations and communities.
Support can look different based on your experiences. We recognise that different communities have different needs and our services are tailored to work with your values, strengths and goals.
Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)
We have undertaken the development of an Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) as an outline of actions that work towards achieving our organisation’s unique vision for reconciliation.