Registration is open for the ACRL Choice 360 webinar “Inclusive Workplace Practices to Support Mental Health in Higher Education”. It will take place on Thursday, May 18, at 12:00 PM CDT.
Mental health, DEI, and belonging are invariably linked yet rarely discussed collectively in higher education. Several institutions elevated the need for student-centered mental health support during the COVID-19 global pandemic crisis, persistent exposure to racial trauma, and violence against the LGBTQ+ community. Yet, stigmas and stereotypes about mental health persist to such a degree that many employees and managers often hesitate to seek resources and support for themselves.
Some research suggests employees and managers from marginalized communities feel compelled to minimize their identities and continue working and leading without mentioning traumatic incidents involving race, sexual orientation, and gender to their white peers. These marginalized employees and managers also routinely encounter various forms of workplace discrimination without any specialized and culturally competent mental health care assistance.
This webinar invites those interested in hearing expert advice on how to foster and sustain inclusive workplace practices that consider managers’ and employees’ mental health. We will provide viewers tips and resources to help everyone in higher education workplaces thrive.
For more information, including moderator and presenter biographies, and to register, please go here.