We are excited to launch the Purple Passport, a tool to support health and wellbeing at work.

Developed in collaboration with the CUH Purple Network, the Purple Passport is part of the CUH commitment to ensure all staff feel included, supported and confident to be themselves at work. It provides space for an individual to record any information they would like to share about a visible or hidden disability, physical, neuro-diverse or mental health condition and anything they need in the workplace to support them to perform their role.

Now more than ever it is vital that individuals and their line managers can have good conversations about what they need to stay healthy and well. The Purple Passport aims to facilitate an open and honest conversation between an individual and their line manager about their health and wellbeing, creating a shared understanding of any health concerns, issues affecting work and any adjustments that are needed.

This is particularly relevant for staff who are being asked to work in different locations, including from home, or in different ways to usual. The Purple Passport does not replace the Covid-19 risk assessment but can help facilitate a more in-depth conversation about a health condition or disability.

Feedback from staff in the Purple Passport trial

“[The Purple Passport] will really help anyone with an illness/disability/invisible disability to reduce the stigma and the nervousness that comes with trying to explain to your management when you need help.”

“It made it feel less pressurised for me to remember every facet of my illness and make sure [my manager] had made a note of everything, since it was already all written down.”

Download the Purple Passport and accompanying guidance for individuals and line managers below:

The Purple Passport

Purple Passport guidance for individuals

Purple Passport guidance for managers

For more information or if you have any questions regarding the Purple Passport, please contact the equality, diversity and inclusion team.

We would love to hear about your experiences of using the Purple Passport and how it has worked for you – please contact the team if you’d like to share your thoughts.

Find out more about the CUH Purple Network on Connect or on the staff portal. You can also view some digital stories created by members of our Purple Network here.