Explaining mental health disparities of minority populations
90min Training Workshop (Session B)
Training Workshop Content
This session discusses the minority stress framework and its use in explaining mental health disparities in minority populations. Originally developed to explain why sexual minority people suffered from more mental health problems compared to the rest of the population. The framework outlines unique external and internal stress factors that minority people experience because of their minority status due to stigma and discrimination in our society.
Since its conception in the early 2000’s the minority stress framework has been utilised to effectively explain mental health disparities across various minority groups, including the LGBTQ+ community, racial and ethnic minorities, as well as people with physical disabilities and neurodiversity conditions.
This session will focus primarily on how the minority stress framework can be used in the workplace to identify, understand and address stigma and discrimination towards both LGBTQ+ and ethnic minority employees. It will also look at how resilience resources, such as social support and authenticity, can be used to combat minority stress. This session is interactive and practical and will allow attendees to reflect on their own conduct in the workplace and steps they can take to be more conscientious about minority peoples unique perspective and lived experience.
IS THIS WORKSHOP SUITABLE FOR?
This workshop is particularly useful for those who are interested in understanding what the life experience of coming from a marginalised minority group might be like.
It will also provide insight into why the lives of minorities are the way they are due to the actions of wider society. No previous knowledge on the subject is required but an enquisit and open mind is desirable.
THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR THOSE WANTING
TO ASK THE QUESTION "WHY".
ARE THE BENEFITS OF THIS WORKSHOP?
Know the principles of the minority stress framework and recognise how it has contributed to our understanding of the lives
Understanding how stigma, at both the level of individuals and institutions, contributes to mental health disparities amongst
Appreciate the effects of homophobia, transphobia, and racism on minority peoples internal sense of self and how this can negatively impact on mental health and wellbeing.
Become aware of the importance of resilience resources, such as social support, authenticity, role models, self-esteem and community belonging can help combat minority stress and improve mental health outcomes.
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You can also read our articles that cover a range of issues about the LGBTQ+ community, minority identities and mental health.