Welcome to the 177th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. We’ve had two great kick-off episodes with Maya Kalaria and Dan Ram, now we have a mini-series on poverty and mental health for the rest of January.
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On today’s show on Poverty and Mental Health
- Why I chose to cover this topic right now. [00:55]
- The ways in which poverty can be defined. [01:17]
- Why we need to consider the idea of absolute and relative poverty. [03:34]
- How poverty is measured in the UK and the challenges with this. [05:54]
- Research that links poverty and mental ill health together [10.15]
- What workplaces can do to tackle in-work poverty. [13:48]
Quotes on Poverty and Mental Health
- Poverty refers to lacking enough resources to provide the necessities of life.
- Absolute poverty refers to people whose incomes fall below a line set by a given country.
- Having a really awful manager and awful circumstances around you at work can cause mental ill health.
- Employment status is linked to mental health outcomes and redundancy is a reason for suicide.
- Now if people want flexible jobs, and they want to work on an hourly basis, I respect that, however they shouldn’t be doing it in a precarious way where they get no sick pay, and they get no benefits.
Resources linked to Poverty and Mental Health
- Leave me an anonymous message on my SpeakPipe
- UN Global Poverty Index 2018
- Joseph Rowntree Foundation Solve Poverty
- CIPD Reward Management Survey
- Poverty and Mental Health Report
- Mind’s Report on Poverty and Mental Health
- Real living wage
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