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Member Stories

Learning from member's lived experience of disability & neurodiversity

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Kirsty's story

Kirsty is a trainee advance emergency nurse practitioner. Qualified for 7 years, she has an MA in advanced practice. Kirsty is also autistic.
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Fraser's story

Fraser is a regulatory compliance training manager and is also dyslexic. He talks about how his experiences help him to support other colleagues at work.
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Sammi's Story

Sammi is a nurse and she is Deaf. In this video she discusses reasonable adjustments, tackling disability at interview and gives tips for line managers and workplaces on how to be inclusive.     
RCN Peer Support member Ana speaking about her experiences

Ana's story

Hear from Ana as well as her line manager, Head of Nursing and RCN Officer about how an innovative approach to adjustments kept her in work and the benefits of this for all involved.
Peer Support member Jody

Jody's story

Hear Jody's story about the barriers she has faced during her nursing career and how her current employer got support right from interview onwards.                                                                                     
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Kaynath's story

Kaynath is a third year nursing student and is dyslexic. She shares her experiences of the degree and her advice for other neurodiverse students.
Peer Support Service member Stuart

Stuart's story

Watch Community Health Care Support Worker Stuart discuss the changes needed for an inclusive health sector as he reflects on his nearly 30 years in the profession with lived experience of disability.
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Lauren's story

Lauren is an autistic nurse with diagnoses of EUPD, PTSD & depression. She shares the adjustments that help her at work and what makes her a great nurse.

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Laura's story

Laura shares her experiences of nursing with a diagnosis of MS. She describes her redeployment journey, tips for disclosing a disability and how the Peer Support Service can help. 

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Amelia's story

Amelia shares her experience as a nurse with ADHD and Dyspraxia. She reflects on the value of promoting support and listening to lived experience at work.
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Hedley's story

A mental health nurse and clinical educator with a later life diagnosis of Asperger's (Autism), Hedley discusses the value of being able to be yourself at work. 
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Avril's story

Avril is of short stature and has overcome many barriers to deliver great care. She talks about seeing the person, not the disability, in her story.
Peer Support Service Member Aileen

Aileen's story

Aileen talks about how the Peer Support Service has helped her and how she supports other members based on her lived experience of ill health and disability.              
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Your story here?

We are always collecting stories from our members with lived experience of disability and neurodiversity. Find out how to share yours.

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Listen to stories from members and find out how to submit your own. 

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Share a success story

Use our form to share your reasonable adjustments success story 
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Neurodiverse RCN

Resources and information for ND nursing staff, their managers and supporters.
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Health Ability Passports

Read our guidance to documenting reasonable adjustments at work.