Photo of Leyla Okhai Podcast Host: To BAME or not to BAME

#60 To BAME or not to BAME?    

On today’s episode of the Diverse Minds Podcast, I talk about the term BAME and the ways in which people may self-identify, and how language needs to change.  I decided to talk about this as this has become a topic many people want to engage with and talk about in my online training sessions about race and race equality. Listen to the episode   In today’s show, I talk about: When you first became aware of your race [1.00] Why…

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How Hate Crime Negatively Impacts Mental Health

On today’s episode of the Diverse Minds Podcast, I am going to be talking about how hate crime negatively impacts mental health.  I decided to talk about this topic as the 10th to the 17th of October 2020 is Hate Crime Awareness Week, which also overlaps with the World Mental Health Day on the 10th of October.  I feel it’s important to talk about both of these topics. Especially as it’s Black History Month, the topic of race hate crime…

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Neurodiversity, Race and Culture with Jannett Morgan 

Welcome to the 58th episode of the Diverse Minds podcast. This is the first episode for Black History Month 2020. It is also Dyslexia Awareness Week, which runs from the 5th to the 11th of October 2020. I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to talk about neurodiversity, race and culture. In order to help me do this is an expert, colleague and friend Jannett Morgan.  Listen to the episode In today’s show, we talk about: About my guest Jannett…

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How To Promote Your Loved One’s Independence

Why you need to promote your loved one’s independence As we approach a possible second wave of COVID, elderly people across the UK are becoming more at risk of damaging their mental health through isolation and the constant bombardment of worrying news. As Dr Hans Henri P. Kluge from WHO states: “I am reminding governments and authorities that all communities must be supported to deliver interventions to ensure older people have what they need. All older people should be treated…

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Leyla Okhai Assertiveness and Self-Care

#57 Assertiveness and Self-Care

On today’s episode of the Diverse Minds Podcast, as part of my trilogy for Self-Care September, I talk about assertiveness and setting boundaries. I outline how assertiveness can help you on your self-care journey, in terms of your mental, physical and social well-being,  I decided to make an episode on this topic as setting boundaries often stops us from looking after ourselves.  Listen to the podcast   In today’s show, I talk about: How some cultures encourage us to put…

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