Mental health and race at work
People who are Black or from a minority ethnic background face particular challenges, both inside and outside of work, which may contribute to their poor mental health. The City Mental Health Alliance has created some resources that aim to increase the business community’s understanding of this area, and provide evidence-based guidance for action, so that more businesses can build mentally healthy, diverse and inclusive workplaces for all of their people.
This web page includes a downloadable PDF report with evidence and information about race and mental health in the workplace, which can help you to build a strong business case for taking this issue seriously. You can also find a toolkit of resources designed to help you implement a strategy for supporting BAME staff, with contributions and examples from CMHA member businesses, including Goldman Sachs, Hogan Lovells, Lloyds Banking Group, PwC and Oliver Wyman.
It also includes a video, which you can watch here or on the site.
There is also a 3-hour training course available, which might be suitable for your organisation. This is not free, and you will need to contact CMHA for more information.
These resources are ideal for senior leaders, HR practitioners, or others who can influence company strategy who are interested in building a workplace which is more mentally healthy for BAME staff.