Join Bianca Jones, Founder of Race Ahead and Managing Director at Empower Develop People, for her practical and helpful approach to developing understanding about mental health. This will increase confidence in having conversations and signposting for further support. As an overview, she will cover:
This session will be useful for line managers and direct reports, as well as anybody that wants to increase their understanding of mental health.
Bianca Jones is Founder of Race Ahead and Managing Director at Empower Develop People.
Bianca is a dedicated advocate for mental health and anti-racism, driven by her personal experiences of overcoming mental health challenges and witnessing her family members grapple with severe psychological illnesses. Having personally faced the challenges within the UK’s mental health system, Bianca has developed a heartfelt dedication to driving meaningful change.
For over seven years, Bianca has proudly served as a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Associate, actively promoting mentally healthy workplaces. In addition, she is a seasoned conflict coach, equipped with the skills to facilitate resolution in challenging situations. Her dedication to learning and development is underscored by her qualification from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
In the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement and the tragic murder of George Floyd in 2020, Bianca seized the opportunity to amplify her anti-racism efforts through the integration of Race Ahead courses within Empower Develop People (EDP). These courses empower organisations to embark on the journey of becoming truly anti-racist, fostering an inclusive, psychologically safe environment where everyone can flourish.
Under Bianca’s leadership, Race Ahead has flourished, boasting a network of skilled instructors and dedicated Race Ahead champions from esteemed organisations across the United Kingdom.
Bianca is resolute in her belief that nobody should get hurt in the workplace because of the colour of their skin.
> BCI member tickets are £125 +VAT
> Non-member tickets are £190 +VAT.
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Introduction to Unreal Engine – 3 day course Bristol
Clifton Campus, University of Bristol, Bristol
Are you interested in learning Unreal Engine? Do you want to advance your career in the creative tech industries or are looking to enter the creative tech industries? Do you live or work in the Bristol/ Bath area? Do you identify as being from a group or groups currently under represented in the creative tech industries?
If yes, please check out the details of the new 3 day MyWorld Introduction to Unreal Engine Training course – its free of charge but you need to sign up soon to be considered for a place.
Future Leap Media Studios Open House
Future Leap Clifton, The Old Chapel, 16 Oakfield Rd, Clifton, Bristol BS8 2AP
Attention to all those in the creative industries! Be part of our 3-day Open House at Future Leap Clifton, where we are excited to open the doors to our new Media Studios. Book a complimentary 2-hour booking slot in either the Film Studio or Podcast Studio!
Join us on the 27th, 28th and 29th February to explore these incredible studios. This is a golden opportunity to test our state-of-the-art facilities located in our environmentally friendly Clifton hub.
Culture is not an Industry launch with Justin O’Connor
Bookhaus, 4 Rope Walk, Bristol BS1 6ZJ
The Digital Cultures Research Centre (DCRC, UWE) are delighted to host, alongside the Moving Image Research Group, UWE, Prof. Justin O’Connor for the launch of his new book, Culture is not an industry: Reclaiming art and culture for the common good.