You are invited to join us at our 8th Annual Black Mental Health conference: Healing our Broken Village. This year we focus on rising to the surface issues and interpersonal dynamics that, whilst often unseen and overlooked, nevertheless negatively and positively impact the health and wellbeing of ‘Black’ people in Britain.
Amongst our guest speakers will be Dr Frank Keating Royal Holloway University of London, who will talk on socially oriented approaches to recovery for African and Caribbean men, and Dr Dawn Edge, University of Manchester, who will talk on similar approaches for African and Caribbean women.
We will also be joined by David Bradley CEO of South West London and St Georges Mental Health Trust, our main local mental health service provider, and share the community-centred approaches that we have adopted over the past few years. As well as identify and commit to the further system-change and coproduction process that are needed to close the gaps in BME mental health inequalities.
This year’s conference will prove insightful and educational to all people of Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds - and highlight the importance of social factors, above and beyond "services", that are critical to good mental health, It also has implications for the commissioning, providing and delivery of services to Black people.
This year we will also be inviting our friends and colleagues from the arts and creative sector to contribute to an exhibition exploring and celebrating the contribution that BME communities have made to mental health and well being.
The conference is jointly supported by South West London and St Georges Mental Health Trust, Wandsworth Community Empowerment Network and New Testament Assembly Tooting