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APPROACHES TO MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING WORK WITH SOMALI COMMUNITY MEMBE...

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The Furnival

199 Verdon Street

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S3 9QQ

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Maan Somali Mental Health Sheffield introduce a new workshop aimed at health and social care deliverers who would like to improve their effectiveness in supporting Somali community members affected by mental health.

Our workshops aim to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary for participants to use a range of community development strategies and interventions, which effectively support Somali people and community groups they work with to take positive steps to improve their mental health and wellbeing.

Workshop participants will:

  • Have a greater understanding of the Somali community and its culture, belief system and ways of organising

  • Have more confidence, skills and knowledge in how to approach the community and how to build mutual trust and positive relationships

  • Understand approaches to offering more accessible, culturally appropriate and effective services to Somali individuals, their families and the wider Somali community

  • Succeed in recognising and engaging Somali individuals developing, or at risk of developing, serious mental health issues at an earlier stage

  • Explore ways of referring and or signposting people to the most relevant agencies or services.

Our specific focus will be on Sheffield's Somali community’s traditional way of understanding and dealing with / not dealing with mental health issues.

Themes within the workshop include improving awareness of Somali community culture, including the history, language, traditional ways of communicating and organising within the community. We will also explore religious, cultural beliefs stigma and discrimination around mental health.

We are also offering the same workshop near to Broomhall /Sharrow on Wednesday 7 March 2018, between 1.00 pm and 4.00 pm, at Israac Somali Community and Cultural Association, 54 Cemetery Road, Sheffield S11 8FP

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