Inclusive Language creates belonging

7 ways Inclusive Language creates belonging at work

The hot topic of Inclusive Language Recently inclusive language seems to be a hot topic and one that many organisations are asking me to deliver workshops in this area. Particularly for senior leadership teams.  Why is this so important and why does language matter so much?  Creating a culture of inclusion etiquette Inclusion etiquette refers to respectful communication and interaction with people who may not have the same characteristics as someone else.  The principles of inclusion etiquette rely on common…

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Sexual Abuse at work

Calling out sexual abuse at work: your rights

Sexual abuse and sexual violence Awareness Week This week is sexual abuse and sexual violence awareness week. An annual awareness raising week in February where organisations in the UK campaign against sexual abuse and violence. The week aims to generate discussion among the general public, statutory bodies and the third sector about how sexual abuse and violence is not ok. The aim is to empower survivor and victims to send out a clear message that the UK collectively will be…

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Woman on window set writing- 6 self-care tips for freelance writers

6 Self-Care Tips for Freelance Writers

This month’s guest blog is written by Johanna Cider, a freelance writer from New Zealand. I am delighted to share her specific self-care tips on the Diverse Minds website. Why writers need to consider self-care Many people try freelancing for a better quality of life. Work for yourself, cut out the commute and spend more time doing things you love.  However, in times of stress and high workloads, self-care is often overlooked. Implement certain techniques to help you take care…

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How to be a Mentally Healthy Leader

Mentally Healthy Leaders This year I launched my e-book The Mentally Healthy Leading Manager, which details how to manage yourself and your team in a mentally healthy way. The aim of the e-book is to: qualify what positive leading management is; highlight how to create a workplace environment to openly discuss mental health and mental-ill health and; help you look after your own wellbeing as a manager. I decided to create this resource in response to questions I have been asked…

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Coping strategies to help your wellbeing post injury

Three coping strategies to help your wellbeing post injury

World Wellbeing Week To mark the first World Wellbeing Week this week (June 24th -28th) Dr Hilary Jones offers advice to Diverse Minds readers on coping strategies to help after your wellbeing post injury. Wellbeing Week has been started by Wellbeing World in Jersey with the aim of promoting awareness of all aspects of wellbeing. This includes social, physical, emotional, financial, career, community and environmental. The impact of injury In my decades as a GP, I’ve met many patients who…

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