In 2020 we shouldn’t have to leave parts of our identity behind – be that our cultural or ethnic background, gender identity, sexuality, or health. But sadly, many People of Colour and Black people say they have to hide parts of their identity at work. The Race at Work: Black Voices report from Business in the Community found that 33% of Black employees feel that their ethnicity will be a barrier to their next career move compared to only 1% of White employees.
This is why phase two of My Whole Self is calling on employers to become actively anti-racist. Anti-racist workplaces will build cultures where people feel valued and safe. They will enable people to focus on the job in hand and boost productivity through innovation. Workplaces play a key role in creating a society where everyone’s mental health matters.
Read and share our guidance ‘Supporting the wellbeing and mental health of People of Colour and Black people’.supporting-Black-colleagues-1