Firstly we wanted to share a short video created by the Anti-Stigma Leedspartnership. It is an important reminder of the experience of mental health stigma and why we still need to work together to tackle it in our homes, workplaces and communities.
Anti-Stigma Leeds voices against stigma
Do share this with your colleagues and partners.
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For insight into how one small business has prioritised staff wellbeing, we caught up with Paul Connolly, CEO at local Mindful Employer 300 North to find out how he has kept up team morale and ensured everybody’s safety over the past 14 months and how the team have worked together to create a flexible workplace for the future.
We know that many local employers are engaging in similar work to plan changes to ways of working following the pandemic.
For many this will involve greater flexibility which we know has the potential to bring many long term wellbeing benefits, as well as increasing diversity and inclusion within our teams.
It is no easy task though, and we'd love to hear how you have approached these discussions within your own workplaces. We're particularly interested in how flexibility can be increased for frontline / customer facing staff, and roles where working from home isn't possible.
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How are you celebrating Men's Health Week?
Men's Health Week runs from 14th-21st June and is a great opportunity to discuss mental health and wellbeing with our male colleagues.
We know that men can face particular barriers to opening up around their mental health and asking for help and in Leeds men face a disproportionately high risk of suicide compared to women.
Date for your diaries
We will be running a special digital event to mark Men's Health Week on Wednesday 16th June 11am-12.30pm to share ideas for breaking mental health stigma among men in our workplaces. More information to follow very soon!
Strategic Leadership Programme for Underrepresented Groups - Voluntary Action Leeds
Voluntary Action Leeds are launching a series of free training sessions for
organisations wanting to become more diverse and inclusive
individuals from culturally diverse communities who want to develop their voice and take on strategic leadership roles