Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace
We know that diversity and inclusion is crucial to employee wellbeing and stigma and discrimination can and does have a negative impact on mental health in the workplace.
To help combat this, Well at Work are providing stigma and discrimination awareness training to challenge and dispel unconscious bias in order to promote diversity and inclusion in organisations.
Mental health and diversity and inclusion (D&I) are closely connected. Employees from diverse backgrounds can face lack of representation, microaggressions, unconscious bias, and other stressors that impact their mental health and psychological safety at work.
• 78% of employees who responded to a Harvard Business Review (HBR) study said they work at organisations that lack diversity in leadership positions. (Harvard Business Review)
• Common mental health problems such as anxiety and depression symptoms have more than tripled in Black and Latino communities this year which has a knock on effect to organisations.
• 67% of job seekers consider workplace diversity an important factor when considering employment opportunities, and more than 50% of current employees want their workplace to do more to increase diversity. (glassdoor)
- An introduction to the Six Equality Strands for Mental Health, Age, Gender, Disability, Race and Ethnicity, Religion and Belief, Sexuality
- Understand what influences Mental Health, by learning more about stress and vulnerability models to assist with evoking positive behaviour changes in our communication and organisational approach
- Activities to help understand your own unique Frame of Reference, as a reflection as our window on the world which can make judgements about a person’s Mental Health situation that can create and perpetuate unconscious bias and discrimination.