FinTech's DEI Discussions #HumansOfFinTech | Erica Thornton, COO of MindOut, LGBTQ Mental Health Service

Nadia Edwards-Dashti, CCO & Erica Thornton, COO

Just because someone is LGBTQ, does not mean that they will have a mental health issue. What it means is that, as communities, we are more likely to experience mental health issues because of the various positions that we're faced with. In this episode of FinTech's DEI Discussions, Erica Thornton, COO of our charity partner, MindOut— LGBTQ mental health service, joins the conversation to shed light on the challenges faced by the LGBTQ+ community in the workplace. The discussion covers MindOut's mission, the prevalence of mental health issues within the LGBTQ+ community, and the vital role played by organisations in fostering inclusivity. Erica shares insights on both significant and subtle ways companies can create LGBTQ+-friendly workplaces and emphasises the importance of supporting our LGBTQ+ colleagues year-round. The episode also delves into the employee experience, offering valuable perspectives for organisations aiming to attract diverse talent. For those interested in supporting MindOut, Erica provides information on volunteering opportunities and ways to get involved in fundraising. We are always encouraging our listeners to #WalkTheTalk and are proud to be doing the same. That's why we are proud to be MindOut's charity partner year-round. To find out more about the charity and how you can help, visit their website here.

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