Mental Health, Intersectionality and the Workplace Conversation

Join us at this event to hear from Danielle Bridge – CEO and Founder of ABC Life Support before taking part in some informal networking and enjoying a buffet lunch.

What does Intersectionality actually mean and how does it apply to me and my organisation?

Intersectionality is the acknowledgement that everyone has their own unique experiences of discrimination and oppression, and we must consider everything and anything that can marginalise people – gender, race, class, sexual orientation, physical ability, etc. The term intersectionality was first brought to the mainstream by Kimberle Crenshaw in 1989.

The Social Model of Disability is a fantastic way to have a wider conversation around Mental Health, where there are disorders and diagnosis listed within the Disability Act 2010. The model says that people are disabled by barriers in society, not by their impairment or difference. Barriers can be physical, like buildings not having accessible toilets or they can be caused by people’s attitudes to difference, like assuming mentally unwell people can’t do certain things.

An understanding of the protected characteristics and the experiences of those who identify as living within the parameters of one needs to part of education around accessibility, discrimination, and care of people in the workplace. What is key, however, is the onboarding of entire workforces, after all, workforces are made up of individuals.

What is your frame of reference?

In social psychology, the frame of reference pertains to the set of assumptions or criteria by which a person or group judges ideas, actions, and experiences. A frame of reference can often limit or distort perception, as in the case of prejudice and stereotypes.

When having conversations around the Human Resource within work, there are a number of factors which should be taken into consideration in order to have a truly accessible inclusion and diversity framework. In the Mental Health arena within an organisation, we need to work on the basis that no one individual has knowledge of another’s experience and the frame of reference model allows for the building of empathy and understanding.

Taking time to work through the framework will allow you to understand the barriers that different people have when living in the world and in doing so recognising areas where discrimination takes place.

Join us for a workshop where we create a safe and open environment where work through the models. You will gain clarity around the subject and walk away with next steps on how your organisation can make a true difference to the lives of those who work for you.

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Mental Health, Intersectionality and the Workplace Conversation

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Brampton Park Golf Club Buckden Road Brampton PE28 4NF

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11:00 - 13:00


Brampton Park Golf Club

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Member £20.00
Non-member £27.50

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