Prioritize Mental Health Inclusion in Your Organization
At its core, mental health inclusion is about creating workplaces where we normalize discussing mental health challenges and work to interrupt the stigma and biases attached to mental health issues. When we do this, we create organizational cultures that are better able to support all team members’ wellness, which can have a direct impact on team contentment, engagement, belonging, and performance.
We Embed Intersectionality in All of Our Mental Health Programming
We apply an intersectional lens to all of our mental health inclusion programming, which not only facilitates a more sophisticated understanding of mental health challenges, but spotlights the differing impact of mental health on equity-seeking professionals. This nuanced approach allows teams to build greater capacity for holding meaningful and inclusive mental health conversations.
Why Choose bci for Your Mental Health Inclusion Training
bci has an exclusive partnership with Dr. Komal Bhasin to curate and deliver targeted mental health inclusion programming for bci clients.
Our bespoke training breaks down challenging concepts for any audience, and helps you to expertly navigate the relationship between personal health and organizational policies. Our suite of programming includes both foundational sessions and targeted, in-depth explorations of mental health inclusion that will allow your organization to foster, support and prioritize personal well-being within your teams.
Dr. Komal Bhasin
Senior DEI Consultant
Mental Health Expert-in-Residence
Our Mental Health Inclusion Programming
Foundations of Mental Health Inclusion
Exploring mental health inclusion and the stigma attached to discussing mental health challenges in the workplace
Uncovering what burnout is and how individuals, organizations and leaders can prevent its emergence
Cultivating Psychological Safety and Belonging
Delving into the key role psychological safety plays in creating thriving team cultures and how to make this happen
Inclusive Mental Health Conversations
Leveraging best practices in language and frameworks for holding supportive and inclusive conversations around mental health
Intersectional Mental Health Inclusion
Addressing the unique mental health considerations for People of Color and Indigenous Peoples, given the complex intersection between mental health and racism
Mental Health Resilience
Exploring tools and strategies individuals can use to manage stress and cultivate well-being through self-care
Integrate Inclusive Mental Health Strategies Into Your Organizational Culture
At bci, we offer advisory services and expert guidance to organizations on how to embed mental health inclusion concepts within your processes and practices.
We can help you build the necessary infrastructure that reflects best practices in this space, in order to foster an open dialogue around mental health and wellness within your organization.
Did You Know?
Neutral language is key when discussing mental health.
One of the biases around mental health, particularly in the U.S. and Canada, is that we presume that we can label others — that it’s okay for us to choose the label we then apply to others. We foreground our perceptions and judgments over people’s personal preferences on how they want to be referred to and how they want to identify.
One of the best ways that we can foreground the person and not their illness, as well as recognize who the expert is and who has the most knowledge around their own mental health, is the very neutral language around experience.
So for example, rather than saying, “Neena has depression,” instead we might say, “Neena is a person with lived experience of depression.” The word “experience” can be really powerful.
All of bci’s mental health inclusion training can be offered in a webinar or virtual workshop format.
Mental Health Inclusion Resources
Supporting Collective Mental Health & Wellbeing During Challenging Times
“What Language Do I Use?”: Holding Inclusive Mental Health Conversations
Beating Burnout: Dr Komal Bhasin On The 5 Things You Should Do If You Are Experiencing Work Burnout
by Authority Magazine
How to ask staff R U OK?
by R U OK
What Is The Difference Between Stress and Burnout?
Regular stress that is part of everyday life is manageable and does not impact work performance or engagement.
Inclusive Language for Mental Health Discussions
- Mentally ill / Sick / Addict
- Not normal / seems “off”
- You should focus on the positive / reduce stress
Interested in building a more inclusive workplace?
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