Marking Mental Health Awareness Week 2022, this webinar is a joint project between the mental health charity Jonathan’s Voice, the six IP Inclusive communities and IP Inclusive's mental health first aiders’ network.
It will look at the intersections between mental wellbeing and diversity, in particular through the lens of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week theme of “loneliness”.
Recent research from LawCare showed a link between being a member of an under-represented group and suffering with mental health issues such as stress, anxiety and depression.
This finding goes to the heart of IP Inclusive’s objectives; it’s an area where it is key to raise awareness and understanding.
Representatives of IP Inclusive's communities will share about particular challenges they face in this context, the self-help strategies they’ve used to protect their own mental wellbeing, and what colleagues can do to understand and support them.
This webinar also be asking: do loneliness and isolation exacerbate the problems faced by people in “minority” groups, particularly if they’re not able to reveal their whole identity at work?
Six generous volunteers have offered to provide their personal perspectives as well as more general ideas and observations from the communities they represent.
Please join this event to find out more and to help you create a more understanding and supportive working environment for your colleagues.
We’re aiming for a relaxed but candid discussion format and we hope to make time for you to put your own questions to the panel.
We’ll be hearing from:
- Becky Campbell (Mewburn Ellis) from IP Ability
- Susi Fish (Boult Wade Tennant) from Women in IP
- Josh McLennon (Kilburn & Strode) from IP & ME
- Sandra Pelling (HGF) from the IP Non-traditional Family Network
- Darren Smyth (EIP) from IP Out
- Giovanna Viganò (Vocalink) from IP Futures
The discussions will be chaired by mental health trainer and consultant Penelope Aspinall, who works with Jonathan’s Voice and chairs their advisory board.