During Pride month, the topic of expectations, stereotypes and labels can increase in focus. And activities and awareness building that is designed to help people fit in and feel like they belong, can work very well for many people, and yet sometimes do the opposite for others. And yet, whether in the workplace or in our social lives, feeling that we belong is a key element of mental and physical wellbeing.
This session explores the impact of authenticity in the workplace, compared with ‘masking’ parts of who we are.
We’ll use both lived experience from within the LGBTQIA+ community & beyond, along with research and resources which we can use to support ourselves and those around us to increase their sense of belonging.
This workshop can be tailored to suit your team
A typical agenda is: Stereotypes: exploring ones we are aware of, and perhaps some we aren’t, with a look at the impact these can have
The impact of ‘masking’ in the workplace: who is most likely to hide parts of who they are, and why can this be a problem?
Authenticity: Benefits & boundaries to embracing who we are at work
Resources & Signposting: How can we move forwards and what are the useful sources of support
With a background in business, education and leadership, Tom is passionate about helping raise awareness within the topics of mental health, wellbeing and personal development. He combines lived experience of mental health and wellbeing challenges with professional knowledge and outstanding teaching and training skills, resulting in the delivery of empowering sessions and workshops which consistently receive very positive feedback.
As a lifelong learner and educator, he works with individuals, organisations and businesses to increase awareness of positive psychology topics and mental health, working to embed both individual and team skills that help safeguard people’s wellbeing, prevent future problems and enable them to thrive.