Why We Need Diversity + Inclusion When Talking About Mental Health
Adults · Learning
Although Mental Health is on the rise, globally, admitting one struggles with mental health can be difficult for any sufferer. Luke, of Afro-Caribbean background shares his personal story of mental health form a young age and how being a person of colour deepened his mental health struggles. Luke will walk through his journey, explain the importance of diversity & inclusion in mental health, and share how he overcame his anxiety to now be speaking globally about his mental health story.
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As Capital International Group’s Health & Wellbeing Lead, Luke fights for inclusivity regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability or wellbeing -in and outside of the workplace. Luke came into this line of work after suffering through anxiety several years ago. Despite the struggles, his determination shone through and he decided to overcome his “bad-patch” by sharing his story to 60,000+ colleagues via a blog on an internal interchange during Mental Health Awareness Week. Since then, he has gone on to speak nationally about his story to help others and then following that, support initiatives around mental health which finally lead him to his current role within the Inclusion & Diversity space. As recognition for his work, Luke has won the Storyteller award at the InsideOut Awards, and was part of Yahoo Finance Empower 100 Ethnic Minority Future Leaders List 2020.
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