Racism and Genuine Allyship with Leyla Okhai

Racism and Genuine Allyship

Racism and Genuine Allyship On today’s episode of the Diverse Minds podcast, I’m going to be talking about racism and genuine allyship. This week’s episode was meant to be about my new online course the Mentally Healthy Professional, however, with what’s been happening this week and quite frankly for the past 400+ years, I felt the need to speak about my own experience of racism. Including the faces of racism and why we all need to and can take action…

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Negotiating something better

Welcome to the 40th episode of the Diverse Minds Podcast. For some of us things may be getting back to normal. However, if you are anything like me, you’re probably trying to process what’s been happening. Negotiating Something Better Many of us have been finding that we’ve been pedalling hard, but not really getting anywhere. Or not being recognised for the work that has been done during this difficult time. So how do you have the conversation with your manager…

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Resilience and Mental Health

Resilience and Mental Health

On today’s episode, I’m going to be talking about the word resilience and mental health. I’ll clarify what it means and how we can all learn from the harder times to enable us to move forward.  Why Resilience and Mental Health? I decided to talk about this because throughout the pandemic I have seen articles, blogs and webinars about resilient leadership: How to respond, plan and thrive. So, I decided to record  an episode to highlight the importance of resilience…

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How kindness helps our mental health

How kindness helps our mental health

How kindness helps our mental health On today’s episode, I’m going to be talking about Mental Health Awareness Week and this year’s theme of kindness. I decided to talk about this as it’s Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) from Monday 18 to Sunday 24 May 2020. This is a week in the UK used to raise awareness of mental health and mental ill-health. It’s also a time to inspire action and promote the positive message of good mental health for…

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Why bother with inclusive language

Why bother with Inclusive Language?

On today’s episode, I’m talking about inclusive language. Why bother with inclusive language, why it is so important and why language matters so much. I decided to talk about this because inclusive language seems to be a hot topic. One that many organisations, prior to lock down, were asking me to deliver workshops on. In fact, during this period of social and physical distancing, I’ve heard unhelpful expressions around inclusive language.  Listen to podcast If you enjoyed this episode, then…

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