After growing up in care, Sahil Afware aspired to go to university and has built a successful legal career in the Civil Service. He writes about how he is supporting young people and steps on social mobility to improve diversity.
A great place to work
A range of blogs illustrating the theme of the same name, one of the four supporting pillars of the vision of 'A Brilliant Civil Service'.
The strapline for this theme is: "A brilliant Civil Service - a great place to work. It will continue to be inclusive, flexible, modern and connected, sitting at the heart of a wider public service. In everything we do we will encourage openness, challenge, innovation and excellence."
The three other pillars of the vision are: Improved outcomes; Effective leaders; Skilled people.
Head of the Civil Service Sir Jeremy Heywood on making the mental health and wellbeing of all civil servants a key priority.
Fast Streamer Clare on setting up a Fast Stream network to support mental health and wellbeing.
Fay Yeboah explains why, having been successful in the private sector, she moved into the Civil Service.
Anoushé Husain discusses how she came to join the Civil Service, and why difference at work is important.
Chad Bond of Government Digital Service talks about how he is learning to cope with anxiety - particularly over public speaking.
Fast Streamer San Puri gives his views on the scheme and the importance of inclusion in the workplace.
Jeremy Heywood introduces the new Civil Service Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, and suggests ways in which we can all help make the organisation more inclusive.
Treasury Permanent Secretary Tom Scholar looks at some of the ways we can help to look after our own - and each other's - mental health.
The Civil Service marks World Mental Health Day by launching a 'Talking about mental health' poster campaign.