Workplace Wellbeing Initiatives that Truly Work

Workplace Wellbeing Initiatives that Truly Work

Welcome to the 64th episode of the Diverse Minds Podcast. With the second lockdown in the UK, and mental health and wellbeing of paramount importance, what are the ways in which workplaces can truly create and sustain workplace wellbeing initiatives that work? Where’s the research, especially with pressure placed on healthcare and social services? To join me to talk about these issues and more is Dr Jermaine M. Ravalier. About my guest Dr Jermaine M Ravalier is Reader in Work…

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Anti-bullying initiatives that work

Anti-bullying initiatives that work

Welcome to the 63rd episode of the Diverse Minds podcast. It’s anti-bullying week from the 11th to the 15th of November. As many of you know, workplace bullying and combating it is something I feel very deeply about. Why,  as it impacts so negatively on so many people’s mental health.  However, do you know about anti-bullying initiatives that work? It can be very tricky to pinpoint this as there isn’t enough research on this area. I thought it would be…

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A photo of Mita Mistry for episode 62 Mindfulness and Managing Stress

Mindfulness and Managing Stress

Welcome to the 62nd episode of the Diverse Minds podcast. We are kicking November off talking about International Stress Awareness Week. In this episode I focus on mindfulness and managing stress. So, to join me in doing this I invited Mita Mistry to be a guest.  About my guest Mita is a Columnist at the Eastern Eye newspaper writing pieces that tackle health, mental health and taboo subjects, especially in the South Asian Communities. As Literary Editor at the newspaper,…

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Photo of Leyla Okhai talking about The Challenge of Women’s Wellbeing at Work during Covid-19

The Challenge of Women’s Wellbeing at Work during Covid-19 

On today’s episode of the Diverse Minds Podcast, I talk about the challenge of women’s wellbeing at work during Covid-19. I decided to make an episode on this because last week, I was invited to be part of the panel of speakers at the Women and Work All-Party Parliamentary Group.  This year’s theme for the group is women’s wellbeing in the workplace, and this particular meeting focused on women’s wellbeing at work during COVID -19.  I was honoured to be…

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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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