Champions’ Forum: Race and Wellbeing
AudienceBITC members with a race partnership and BITC members with a wellbeing partnership
Wed, 28 October 2020 @ 13:00 – 15:00
The Race and Wellbeing Champions’ Forum will focus on practical actions employers can take to support black, Asian and minority ethnic employees’ mental health at work.
It will also provide a showcase of some of the work Business in the Community’s (BITC) member businesses are doing to support employees, and an open discussion of the challenges companies face.
This Race and Wellbeing Champions’ Forum is open to BITC Race and Wellbeing champions only.
We have reached a tipping point with increased awareness of the #BlackLivesMatter campaign and inequality in society. But the issues openly discussed now have deep roots and racism will not disappear without consistent, intentional action.
BITC’s 2019 Mental Health at Work: Time to Take Ownership report, in partnership with Mercer March Benefits, found there were significant differences between ethnic minorities and white workers and their experiences of mental health at work.
Overall, almost two in five (39%) of employees have experienced poor mental health where work was a contributing factor in the past year (up from 36% in 2018). However, for BAME employees it was almost one in two (47%).
Contact details and further information
For more information, contact Florence Hughes, Events Manager at BITC.
Full joining instructions will be sent before the event.
Following government advice on social distancing, all BITC events over the coming months will be delivered remotely via digital technology. Details on how to join will be sent prior to the event.