Waddington Street is fully committed both strategically, through its business plan, and operationally, through its internal initiatives, to tackling mental health stigma and discrimination in the community. Additionally, the centre additionally plays a proactive role as a member of the County Durham Mental Health Anti-Stigma and Discrimination Group 'Stamp It Out' hosting the group along with the Durham Time to Change Group which is aligned to the national Time to Change campaign.
As such the Centre provides equality and fairness for all in employment, paid or voluntary, and to those who use the Centre’s services and not to discriminate on grounds of gender, marital status, race, ethnic origin, colour, nationality, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, religious beliefs or age. Waddington Street Centre opposes all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination. Equality and diversity is fully supported by the Waddington Street Centre Trustee Board, itself made up of volunteers and Centre Management, and is monitored and review annually alongside the Centre’s Equal Opportunities Policy as part of the Business Development Action Plan Review.