This event will discuss the findings of the Mental Health at Work Report 2017 in relation to ethnicity.
The workplace is increasingly diverse. Evidence has shown significant differences in the experiences of mental health at work between black, Asian and minority ethnic origin (BAME) and white employees; not necessarily in the prevalence of mental health issues, but in the way in which it is experienced and supported.
Our Mental Health at Work 2017 survey found that less than half of BAME employees feel confident discussing their mental health issues with their line manager compared to over half of white employees; accordingly, this is mainly due to a fear of negative consequences, followed by a reluctance to make it formal. BAME employees are also far more concerned over issues of confidentiality than their white counterparts, possibly due to bad experiences in the past (32% compared to 19%).
10:30: Welcome and introductions
10:45: Presentation on Ethnicity and Mental Health Findings
11.10: Guest speakers presenting case studies/research
11.25: Facilitated Discussion around key theme
12:30: Close & networking lunch
This event is designed for Diversity and Inclusion and Wellbeing Leads HR Directors/Chief HR officers/Personnel Directors/Chief People Officers and is open to Business in the Community’s Workplace partners only.
Lunch will be provided.
Contact details to book and for further information
Mark O'Boyle E: Mark.O'Boyle@bitc.org.uk
Full joining instructions will be sent before the event.