South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) is
looking forward to another strong parade presence at this year’s
Brighton and Hove Pride (Saturday 5 August).

The Trust will also host a conference organised by the National
Ambulance LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender) Network at
the Amex Stadium in Brighton the day before.

This year’s conference will focus on five key areas – Mental
health needs of LGBT patients and staff, supporting trans
colleagues, the health and support needs of older LGBT people,
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and promoting dignity and

The Trust also once again attended Trans Pride held in Brunswick
Square, Brighton, on 22 July. While the weather brought the day to
an earlier close than planned, dedicated staff and volunteers
battled the elements with the Trust’s display including CPR
demonstrations, in the second year the event has taken place.

SECAmb’s expects to have more than 100 staff, volunteers,
friends and family, including Chief Executive Daren Mochrie, join
Saturday’s parade.

SECAmb Operating Unit Manager, Will Bellamy, was recently
elected as new Chair for the Pride in SECAmb staff network. He will
serve alongside Deputy Chair Steph Meech, who will represent SECAmb
in a ceremony to raise the Pride flag next week.

Will said: “Both Steph and I were honoured at being elected and
we’re committed to ensuring SECAmb is a workplace that is open,
supportive and promotes equal opportunity for LGBT staff. It’s a
really busy time for the network ahead of Pride on 5 August. The
Trust was pleased to once again attend Trans Pride and we’re
looking forward to another successful conference. We’re expecting
another great turnout for the parade. The support we receive is
amazing and it always makes me very proud to be part of