Our Areas of Expertise

Mental Health Inclusion

We Offer Mental Health Training and More

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 and performance.

We Teach You How to Leverage Inclusive Mental Health Practices

At bci, we’re known for curating and delivering practical mental health inclusion programming that facilitates a more sophisticated understanding of mental health challenges, builds greater capacity for holding meaningful and inclusive mental health conversations and helps to embed wellness and psychological safety within organizational cultures.

Why Our Clients Choose Us for Our Inclusive Mental Health Training

bci has an exclusive partnership with Dr. Komal Bhasin to curate and deliver targeted mental health inclusion programming for bci clients.

All of our programming can be rolled out as a single offering or can be delivered as part of a customized mental health program consisting of multiple modules. 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 wellbeing within your teams.

Foundations of Mental Health Inclusion

Exploring mental health inclusion and the stigma attached to discussing mental health challenges in the workplace.

Burnout Prevention

Uncovering what burnout is and how individuals, organizations and leaders can prevent its emergence.

Cultivating Psychological Safety, Belonging and Authenticity

Delving into the key role of psychological safety 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 wellbeing 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, in order to foster an open dialogue around mental health and wellness and to help you build the necessary infrastructure that reflects best practices in this space.

Did You Know?

Neutral language is key when discussing mental health.

One of the biases around mental health, particularly in the U.S. and in 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.

Komal brings deep knowledge of mental health practice and organizational culture, shared through a critical intersectional lens while skillfully translating concepts into key takeaway messages and actions. We appreciated Komal’s authentic communication style, and how she took care to learn about strategic wellness and equity work underway at our organization, helping to contextualize learning for leaders in a meaningful way.

Lori Whelan

Consultant Leadership & Organizational Development, Unity Health Toronto

Our Mental Health Programming in Action

We would love to share with you our in-depth and thoughtful approach to discussing mental health inclusion in the workplace and how you can break down barriers that currently exist when holding inclusive mental health conversations. If you are interested in learning more, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Recommended Mental Health Inclusion Resources

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