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Webinar: Race and Wellbeing

Oct 22
Date and time
Thu, 22 October  @  11:00  -  12:00
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Webinar United Kingdom
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Open to all BITC members
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Audience

Open to all BITC members

Thu, 22 October 2020  @  11:00  –  12:00

Join this Race and Wellbeing webinar to learn practical actions employers can take to support black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) mental health at work.

Business in the Community’s (BITC) 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.

Audience 
This webinar is open to BITC members only.

Background
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%).

We have reached a tipping point with increased awareness of the #BlackLivesMatter campaign and inequality in society. But the issues being openly discussed now have deep roots and racism will not disappear without consistent, intentional action. 

YouGov survey data from more than 4,000 employees forms the basis of the Mental Health at Work 2019: Time to Take Ownership report. The report shows that progress is being made, with evidence of increased awareness and positive action. 

However, it is not happening with the scale and speed needed. Unacceptably, some employers are still contributing to the psychological harm experienced by their staff through poor business practices and culture. To address this, the report includes recommendations on how to create positive, inclusive workplace cultures that support employees’ mental health.

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.

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