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Supporting Your Workforce: LGBTQIA+

Despite society becoming more accepting, people who identify as LGBTQIA+ face obstacles that can affect their mental health at work. As a manager, you can create a safer, more inclusive workplace by implementing a few best practices.

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Compared to heterosexual and cisgender individuals, people who identify as LGBTQIA+ are more than twice as likely to have a mental health disorder in their lifetime, and two and a half times more likely to experience depression, anxiety, and substance use disorder. Managers can play a role in creating a work culture where members of the LGBTQIA+ community feel comfortable, and can openly contribute ideas and express opinions without being ridiculed, judged, or embarrassed.

In this guide you’ll learn:

  • How to create safe spaces for LGBTQIA+ community members
  • Tips for communicating discrimination and harassment policies
  • Key factors to consider when evaluating work design
  • Why access to culturally responsive mental health care is crucial