How Racism Creates Mental-Ill Health

In this episode Leyla talks about how racism creates mental ill-health in the workplace, causing loneliness and how you can support colleagues. Continue Reading How Racism Creates Mental-Ill Health

Welcome to the 142nd episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. This month, as it’s Mental Health Awareness Week and this year’s theme is loneliness, we are going to be focussing on loneliness and the impact of mental health on various groups. Today I am talking about how racism creates mental-ill health. 

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On today’s show on how Racism Creates Mental-Ill Health

  • Why I chose to cover this topic today. [01:12]
  • .How experiencing racism can impact someone’s mental health. [07:20]
  • Things that can happen in the workplace that can impact mental ill-health [14:41]
  • What we can do to minimise racism and support colleagues with mental health challenges as a result of racism. [17:16]
  • Some questions to reflect on how racism creates mental-ill health. [20:10]

Quotes on how Racism Creates Mental-Ill Health

  • The National Health Service is England’s largest employer of global majority black and diaspora communities.
  • experience.
  • Often when we try and talk about racism in the workplace, it is dismissed away.
  • If you’re from a dominant culture, or from a dominant profile, you are not neutral. It’s just that things are set up easily, and things are set up to empower you.
  • It’s key to remember that different cultures will have varying perspectives on mental ill-health.

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