Our Areas of Expertise

Mental Health Inclusion

An Exclusive Partnership with Dr. Komal Bhasin

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 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.

In addition, we apply an intersectional lens to all of our mental health inclusion programming, which helps to facilitate more meaningful and inclusive conversations.

Dr. Komal Bhasin

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Senior DEI Consultant
Mental Health Expert-in-Residence

Our Mental Health Inclusion Programming

Dr. Komal Bhasin teaching a mental health inclusion workshop in a bright conference room holding a paper in her left hand and a presentation remote in her right hand

Foundations of Mental Health Inclusion

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

Dr. Komal Bhasin speaking into a handheld microphone while teaching a workshop

Burnout Prevention

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

Ritu Bhasin standing next to a flip chart while presenting to a conference room of people

Cultivating Psychological Safety and Belonging

Delving into the key role psychological safety plays in creating thriving team cultures and how to make this happen

Dr. Komal Bhasin standing in front of a bookshelf having a conversation with a young woman

Inclusive Mental Health Conversations

Leveraging best practices in language and frameworks for holding supportive and inclusive conversations around mental health

Ritu Bhasin and Dr. Komal Bhasin standing together in a bright conference room looking off to the right. Ritu has her arms crossed and is smiling and Komal looks more serious and holds some notes

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

Dr. Komal Bhasin sits at a table in a bright white room across from someone with an open laptop smiling at them

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.

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

Mental Health Inclusion Resources

TIP SHEET​

3 Things Leaders Need to Know About Burnout in the Workplace

TIP SHEET

“What Language Do I Use?”: Holding Inclusive Mental Health Conversations

ARTICLE

Beating Burnout: Dr Komal Bhasin On The 5 Things You Should Do If You Are Experiencing Work Burnout

by Authority Magazine

E-GUIDE

How to ask staff R U OK?

by R U OK

What Is The Difference Between Stress and Burnout?

Inclusive Language for Mental Health Discussions

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