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Exploring and understanding mental health through the intersectional lens

May 14, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am


Mental health week – Panel event: Diversity and intersectionality

This seminar event is open to law students, solicitors and other legal professionals.

To mark mental health week, we are hosting a breakfast panel session. The theme of the event will be exploring well-being with lawyers from different diversity backgrounds. The event will also feature the impact of intersectionality and mental health. Join us on Tuesday 14 May for insight on this important topic.

Event aims:

  • understanding mental health and its effect on different diversity groups and the impact discrimination
  • understanding mental health through an intersectional lens
  • stigma: causes/consequences and changing the narrative
  • top down executive buy in: changing the mental health workplace culture.

Event programme:

08:30 – 08:45


08:45 – 09:30

Panel session

Chair: Yasmin Sheikh, founder, Diverse Matters and vice chair of the Lawyers with  Disabilities Division

Speakers: Bridget Garrood, partner, Cartridges Law
Kayleigh Leonie, lawyer, Tandon Hildebrand
Umar Kankiya, senior associate and head of mental health, Sternberg Reed
Terri Brookes, trainee, Government Legal Department

09:30 – 09:50

Q&A session

09:50 – 10:00

Next steps and concluding remarks

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The Law Society
+44 (0) 20 7242 1222


The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL
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