Welcome to the CUH neurodiversity hub. The hub is intended as a quick guide to neurodiversity in the workplace - whether you are an individual who has a neurodifference, you manage or work with neurodiverse people, or work with patients who are neurodiverse.
Visit the different sections of the hub to find out more about various types of neurodiversity and hear from some of our CUH family about what it’s like being neurodiverse and working in healthcare.
If you want to see everything in one place? Download a full copy of the neurodiversity guide below.
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My viewpoint on my Neurodiverse brain. I hope this will help reduce stigma around learning and thinking differences in individuals.
Name: Nontembiso (Nonte) Mfefa
Job: Radiographer, Purple Network co-chair and Cultural ambassador.
I am radiographer, and I plan radiotherapy treatment plans but struggle to articulate/explain to someone else how I do it. I struggle to articulate myself fully and show my understanding in interviews, and as a result I am overlooked when it comes to progression.
Despite all the challenges, my brain is able to find other ways to problem-solve and find ways to make things easier for me, I am always thinking outside the box, and sometimes way outside the box. This also helps me understand colleagues learning styles and best ways to support them.
A common misconception is that people with neurodiverse brains are poor communicators, this is far from the truth; I am writing this to you to explain how I work with a neurodiverse brain in hope that you will understand my point of view and that this requires strong communication skills.
I hope this toolkit will provide information and guidance for neurodiverse staff in CUH to feel included, valued, supported, and give confidence to managers/ supervisors and colleagues working with, and supporting colleagues with neurodiverse brain.