Creating Inclusive Workplaces
21st May 2020 by Raphaele von Koettlitz
Embracing neurodiversity and promoting positive mental health workplace cultures
There is a beautiful synergy in Neurodiversity Celebration Week overlapping Mental Health Awareness Week; where *neurodiversity is supported well, mental health can soar.
Adam Hyland and Meghan Reed shine a spotlight on creating inclusion that truly embraces neurodiversity and helps to build workplaces that enable everyone to thrive and reach their potential. You will have the asset of neurodiversity in your workplace, whether you know it already or not… D&A shares some simple ways you can make that culture change.
Neurodiversity refers to the idea that people experience the world differently based on the ways that their brains and environments interact. The term is most commonly applied to people with autism-spectrum conditions such as Asperger’s Syndrome, but can also be applied to a range of learning difficulties, disabilities, mental illnesses and other neurological differences. D&A embraces the neurodiversity movement, which does not see neurological differences as disabilities, but rather as a diverse balance of unique and equally valid skills and experiences that benefit society and deserve celebration.
Keen to learn more…?
Join the “D&A Webinar on Mental Health – Helpful Apps in your Pocket”, where we will be exploring the apps available to help maintain good mental health.
D&A, with our lived experience, want to share our expertise on what we consider to be the most effective and impactful options out there.
This session will provide snapshots of a variety of apps available to help maintain good mental health. We will look at a selection of both free and paid-for apps to support individuals in multiple scenarios to overcome a variety of barriers. Many of the apps are recommended by or being trialled within the NHS.
Apps will focus on:
– Mindfulness, relaxation and breathing techniques
– Supporting expression through creative channels
– Stress and anxiety
– CBT and talking therapies
The session is free!
Mon 1st June 4.30pm – 5.30pm
Delivered by Meghan Reed; D&A AT Trainer
Please register in advance for this meeting
Written by Emma Turner