Mind Share Partners has compiled the following list of resources in response to timely events that are changing the landscape of workplace mental health globally.
I. Organizations for LGBTQIA+ Mental Health
The Trevor Project: Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25. TrevorLifeline - Phone 1-866-488-7386 Hours: Available 24/7 TrevorText - Text “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200 Hours: Monday through Friday between 3 pm to 10 pm ET/ Noon- 7 pm PT TrevorChat: Online instant messaging with a TrevorChat counselor. Enter the online portal on The Trevor Project’s Website Hours: 7 days a week, 3 pm to 10 pm ET/ Noon – 7 pm PT
Trans Lifeline: Trans Lifeline is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the well-being of transgender people. The hotline is staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Learn more: www.translifeline.org Phone: 1-877-565-8860 Hours: Every day of the week from 11 am to 5 am ET
Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index The Human Rights Campaign provides the national LGBTQ benchmarking tool, which evaluates healthcare facilities’ policies and practices related to LGBTQ patients, visitors, and employees. Search the Healthcare Equality Index
GLMA Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality: GLMA works to ensure equality in healthcare for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals and healthcare providers. They offer a directory for patients to connect with LGBT welcoming providers.
It Gets Better Project: The It Gets Better Project is a nonprofit organization with a mission to uplift, empower, and connect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth around the globe. Their website offers education, stories, and a directory of local resources to help get the support your loved one needs.
The National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network: National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN) is a healing justice organization committed to transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color (QTPoC).
The LGBT National Help Center: The LGBT National Help Center is serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning community by providing free & confidential peer support and local resources.
The Okra Project: The Okra Project is a collective that seeks to address the global crisis faced by Black Trans people by bringing home-cooked, healthy, and culturally specific meals and resources to Black Trans People wherever we can reach them.
II. Resources For Business Leaders On Supporting LGBTQIA+ Mental Health
[Article] Workplace Mental Health for LGBTQ+ Professionals Featuring Insights from Employees at Etsy, Intel, and OpenTable” By Mind Share Partners Senior Associate, Bernie Wong in Thrive Global
[Article] Survey: More Than 1 In 3 LGBTQ Youth Experience Discrimination At Work,” Forbes
[Article] The risks of coming out at work,” BBC
[Research] Mind Share Partners’ Mental Health at Work 2019 Report, in partnership with SAP and Qualtrics
III. Resources for Mental Health ERGs (or Affinity Groups)
Mind Share Partners has created resources for employee resource groups (ERGs) focused on mental health, neurodiversity, ability, etc. These resources include:
[Toolkit] "How to Create a Mental Health ERG" Toolkit, Mind Share Partners
[Article] "How to Form a Mental Health Employee Resource Group," Harvard Business Review
[Resource] Virtual Community for Mental Health ERGs - A free Slack community and ongoing resources for leaders of mental health ERGs from over 200+ companies.
IV. Covid-19 Mental Health Resources For Businesses and Leadership
This visual guide outlines action-oriented tips and company examples to help managers and leaders support employee mental health during this time. The guide can be shared with leaders and managers directly or as a presentation to teams.
Mind Share Partners is a 501(c)(3) national nonprofit organization that is changing the culture of workplace mental health so that both employees and organizations can thrive. We build public awareness, host communities to support ERGs and professionals, and provide workplace training and strategic advising to leading companies.