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Topics :

Supporting our Queer (LGBTQ) Employees

Emotional Wellness & Intelligence

Deepak Kashyap

  • Counsellor | Columnist | LGBTQ+ Activist | Chief Culture Officer at Welspun Group

Deepak Kashyap (He/Him) is a counselling therapist and life skills trainer with extensive experience in corporate wellness and diversity and inclusion initiatives. He has been working in the field for over 10 years, providing emotional and mental health support both in person and online.

Deepak’s expertise lies in developing and delivering programs for organisational mental health initiatives, anti-racism and anti-oppression frameworks, Diversity and Inclusion training and LGBTQ2S+ leadership and rights activism.

He has developed and delivered programs like Employee Emotional First-aid, Productivity and Mental Health During the Pandemic, Working From Home: The New Normal, Unconscious Bias, Safe and Respectful Work Environment, Psychological Safety at Work, Effective Vs Performative Allyship, Making Workplaces more Welcoming for Queer Employees Beyond Just the Pride Month, Emotional Skills for Feminism, Distinctions between Social Justice Warriors/Workers, Squaring Up Meritocracy and Privilege Myths and many such seminal pieces for workplace safety and equity. 

Deepak was India's first openly gay television co-host. He is a published columnist in national newspapers and magazines and writes about issues related to sex, mental health, relationships, and emotional disturbances. He has appeared on various national and international news channels, talk shows, and debates, radio and newspapers, discussing emotional health and sexuality issues.

He holds a master’s degree in the Psychology of Education from the University of Bristol, UK. He has been formally trained in advanced programs in REBT and CBT from the Albert Ellis Institute in New York and attended the MBCT summer school program at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre at the University of Oxford, England. He has conducted workshops in India, Dubai, the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, and Canada and also for the United Nations, on various emotional wellbeing projects.

Deepak is a member of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Practitioners (OAMHP) and the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)





Apoorva Bapna & Deepak Kashyap: Nurturing Corporate Allies for Pride Month

When it comes to supporting Pride at work, how far have organisations come? Why is the Pride Month so relevant for businesses? And what can we gain from a stronger collaboration between corporates and the LGBTQ community? We brought in two guests to give us their perspectives from two very different lenses. Apoorva Bapna, Chief Culture Officer at WPP comes with a lens of how corporates are approaching diversity and inclusion and how Pride Month acts as an impetus. And counselling therapist Deepak Kashyap offers a voice for the community, bringing his rich layers of learning from years of working in sensitising businesses and creating more inclusive work places for queer people. Engage with our speakers and experts to build meaningful conversations on #PrideMonth, DEI, workplace sensitisation and more. Reach out at

Deepak Kashyap: Building Psychological Safety in the Workplace

Counselling therapist and life skills trainer Deepak Kashyap explains what it means to have psychological safety at work. How it can help teams and organizations grow. And why it’s high time we start paying attention to it. Deepak works with organizations to build their Diversity and Inclusion initiatives, nurture LGBTQ2S+ leadership and employee mental health. Reach out to our team to engage with him for more insights on creating a psychologically healthy workplace.


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