Racism is when a person is treated worse, excluded, disadvantaged, harassed, bullied, humiliated or degraded because of their race or ethnicity (Brighton & Hove City Council, 2024). Resources provided below address strategies for calling out racism and unconscious bias within professional settings, encompassing posters, reports, self-evaluation tools, videos, and documentaries. 

Brighton & Hove City Council, 2024. Racism Definition. [Online]
Available at: https://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/equality/becoming-anti-racist-city/racism-definition
[Accessed 8 February 2024]. 


 BGL Resources 


This poster created by Ann Johnson Joy (CCCU) identifies how the actions you can take if you witness racism. Please download and share in your department : #bridgingthegaptoleadership-responding to racism

poster on how to respond to racism


Additional Resources 


The Council of Deans have produced an ‘Anti-Racism in AHP Education’ report with case studies, including the Bridging the Gap to Leadership’ placement as case study on page 29. Read here 


This document by the British Medical Association is relevant for all healthcare professionals and provides excellent guidance on how to manage discrimination from patients, guardians and relatives: read here 


Unconscious Bias

It is really important that you are aware of the biases that you have, both conscious and unconscious. This tool is a really useful way to help you reflect:

test your unconscious bias tool



The University of Essex School of Health and Social Care have created this important webpage with resources to help create an anti-racist working environment: Dare to care 


Documentary / Video’s

This 18 min documentary about Racism in the NHS is important to watch: (105) Racism in the NHS – Documentary – YouTube 

To help us understand white fragility and systemic racism, we recommend this video. Whilst it is long, it is really important to watch to enable self-reflection: White Fragility

This short video shows how privilege can be demonstrated: What Is Privilege? (youtube.com)

This 3 minute YouTube video, created by John Lewis Partnership, reminds everyone what is and is not acceptable when meeting someone from an ethnically diverse background:  It’s not Okay 



Systemic Racism in Canadian Occupational Therapy: A Qualitative Study with Therapists