Celebrating Black History Month: 11th Annual Black Mental Health Conference

Launching the Ethnicity and Mental Health Improvement Project

This project  is a collaboration between our statutory agencies and community leaders to build and implement a ‘whole system’ approach to systematically monitor the disparate patterns of mental heath care and reduce ethnic inequalities in service access, experience and outcomes in local mental health services. The Conference will reflect on and share this initiative and hear from a range of stakeholders, academic experts and public agency leaders on the ambitions and potential of this programme of work, and our next shared steps. 

We will be welcomed by Bishop Delroy Powell, Senior Pastor at the New Testament Assembly Church, and joined by Professor S.P. Sashidharan University of Glasgow, Vanessa Ford CEO South West London and St Georges Mental Health NHS Trust, and David Bradley CEO, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust who have been part of a BME Expert Panel who have invested in and enabled this new programme of work. We will also welcome the many faith, community and voluntary sector groups and members whose leadership has helped shift the ground on how we address inequalities through a community-centred approach.  Black Minds Matter are preparing a presentation on the real-life experiences of black families and communities, to share stories and testimonies which the EMHIP project has been built to respond too. This will be a milestone Conference that will set the benchmark on how we demonstrate and measure our shared and collective ability to address BME inequalities.

What: 11th Annual Black Mental Health Conference

When: Thursday 24th October 2:30pm-7:30pm

Where: New Testament Assembly, 7 Beechcroft Road, SW17 7BU.

You can register to attend and participate through this link :  https://hobv11.eventbrite.com There is limited capacity at the venue and we request that you only register if you are definitely able to join us. Please contact [email protected] or call 0207 720 9110 if you need any further information or support.


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