THE IMPORTANCE OF DIVERSITY, INCLUSION AND MENTAL HEALTH
At the NTIA, we support the individuals and businesses that make up the nightlife industries, a role that’s been pushed to the fore in 2020 as Covid-19 has ripped through the core of the scene.
We’ve witnessed the impact of the pandemic on the industry first-hand, and while the forthcoming challenges can’t be denied, it’s essential to note that the crisis has forged a stronger community than ever, ensuring the nightlife industries are well placed to take positive steps as we emerge into the post-Covid era.
Diversity, inclusion and mental health must all sit at the top of the agenda as we move forward. Over the next 12 months, we’ll curate a selection of events and services to provide our community with essential insight into the symbiotically linked concepts of wellbeing and inclusivity. Our goal is to offer tools, recognition and support to everyone in our industry, from employers and employees to business owners and freelancers — ultimately creating a more integrated, dynamic, and resilient scene. Join us! #WeAreAllInThisTogether
To bring about effective change by forging alliances with like-minded organisations. To encourage working cultures in which diversity and inclusion form the fabric of best practice, by providing tools and resources to ensure the wellbeing of our people always remains at the heart of industry ethos. Protecting people and culture is at the centre of #savenightlife
- Create events to help develop mindset and provide tools for improving personal wellbeing, and the wellbeing of their workforce.
- Obtain insights to understand to increase diversity, empower access, and enhance wellbeing in their businesses.
- Become the ‘go to’ support network for Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing for businesses.
- Form alliances between organisations and collaboratively build a support hub on the 3 key focus areas: Coping through Covid, Leadership in Wellbeing, and Managing Wellbeing in the Workplace.
Chevys empowers people with the mindset and tools required for improving mental, physical and social health, by helping them build a baseline of lifestyle choices, that work alongside "busy" lives. His unique style embraces stress, failure and burnout as vehicles for growth.
In 2015, Chevy retrained as a Coach after battling a decade of addiction, while working in the corporate world. In 2017 he was selected by the BBC, to Coach 10 people with mental health challenges, to run the London Marathon. Chevy has worked with companies ranging from Spotify to Sainsbury’s.
Mary has severe depression and severe anxiety disorder and uses her first-hand experiences of mental ill-health to inspire others.
Mary features regularly as a wellbeing expert on BBC Sussex radio, and has had her expertise featured in The Daily Mail, The Metro, Sunday Telegraph Magazine. She regularly speaks at events large and small a highlight being for Channel Mum at Google London to an audience of 500.
Specialisms: Life Coach, Depression, Anxiety Disorder
Christopher regularly gives guest lectures and specialist talks in LGBT related Critical Theory modules, as well as having insights into gender identity awareness and trans rights, workplace diversity and mental health demands.