Transgenderism and diversity in the workplace

Transgenderism and diversity in the workplace

Did you know that 2-5% of the population have some form of gender dysphoria?

What is gender dysphoria?

Gender dysphoria is a clinical diagnosis describing an individual who feels strongly that they are not the gender they physically appear to be. The term dysphoria means dissatisfaction, anxiety or restlessness; those who identify with a gender other than their physical body experience all of this and more. Gender dysphoric people experience higher rates of depression, anxiety, self-harm and suicide.

What is transgender?

A transgender person is someone whose gender identity or expression differs from the conventional expectations of masculinity or femininity.

What your organization can do to reduce mental health stigma

What your organization can do to reduce mental health stigma

Canada marks the first week of May as Mental Health Week. Many organizations use this time to talk with employees about their own mental health and that of their coworkers, family and friends. Teaching employees what mental health conditions are, how to recognize them and how to deal with them appropriately goes a long way in spreading understanding about the conditions affecting employees or those close to them. However, research suggests that stigma is still a big problem, and further effort is needed to combat stigma in order to make lasting changes. While Mental Health Week happens once a year, employers can make education about mental health and stigma reduction part of their everyday workplace culture.…

Why Fitness Coach Connects works

Why Fitness Coach Connects worksWe all know how important it is to eat well and exercise, but we aren’t always aware of the importance of fitness in our lives. According to a study by the World Health Organization, physical activity can reduce your risk of hypertension, heart disease, diabetes and some forms of cancer by 25%. Other research has also shown that daily physical activity alleviates symptoms of mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety. But how do employees transfer undefined hopes of increasing activity and fitness into concrete action? Activity trackers offer the promise of a healthier lifestyle, but it’s important to note that a recent study has shown that they work best in conjunction with a coaching program like Shepell’s Fitness Coach Connects.…