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In the Workplace
BodEquality creates easy-view online courses to improve how we feel about our bodies. It supports businesses in releasing potential through workforce wellbeing and branding foresight.
BodEquality brings credibility and authenticity to company policies surrounding equality, mental health and employee wellbeing. An often overlooked aspect of both mental health and equality and diversity, Body Image Awareness Training can be easily rolled out company-wide using easy-view online courses.
Stop Wasting Company Time
Research tells us that "fat talk" is common, especially among women, of all ages. Not just a common workplace distraction, research also shows that engaging in "fat talk" or even overhearing it, is linked to higher body dissatisfaction, shame, depression and even suicidal thoughts.
According to Udemy in 2018, 66% of workers hadn’t spoken to their managers about office distractions, 31% would like businesses to define cultural norms around distractions at work.
In-house “fat talk” alienates certain team members – more people than you might imagine. Impacting their mental health, their eating and exercising habits and their output and sick day quota -
mental health costing UK employers £34.9 billion per year...
A recent age discrimination claim saw Alan Dove awarded £63,000 following hurtful and disrespectful workplace name-calling. The tribunal ruled: “We accept that this was not meant to be offensive, but that does not mean that it was not discriminatory."
Although body image is currently not covered by the Equality Act of 2010, Judge, Philip Rostant aknowledges that discrimination based on body image in the workplace is common and proposes that it will only be a matter of time before body image discrimination will be legislated. We would benefit if our workplace culture was ready for it..
Recommended for all employees and especially to team managers and new recruits, the Body Image Awareness Programme for the Workplace is an affordable and efficient way to shift mindsets on a company-wide level. Raising awareness of corporate expectations and setting presidents around body discrimination .
How can we add value to our customers through real body branding? What can a message of self acceptance contribute to our business? The world is changing - to future proof your business and attract pro-diverse consumers, we can to appeal to the growing population motivated by greater reality messaging.
Team Building Wellbeing Events
Forging better workplace relationships and shared atmosphere, BodEquality's team Building Wellbeing Events strengthen teams, help foster empathy and awareness and most importantly, help employees feel valued and valid.
BodEquality speakers can be booked for special events such as Mental Health Awareness Week, and to attend strategy / board meetings. BodEquality can present relevant research to help shift a corporate culture. Highlighting issues such as unconscious bias and the overlooking of good talent.