Conversations on Ethnicity, Race and Culture in Mental Health

A one-day workshop to kick off a series of explorations to support practice in work with issues of diversity in mental health provisions.

When Friday 12 July, 2019
Where Well Met Conferencing
Cloth Hall Court, Quebec Street, Leeds, LS1 2HT.

The conference focuses on the experiences of BAME communities in mental health/psychiatric services, and the challenges for practitioners engaging with these groups.

Audience social workers, OTs, psychologists, nurses, psychiatrists and support workers.

Themes: Toxic Interaction Theory – Introduce themes that reflect some of the challenges and barriers to practitioners. Addressing the continued issue of over-representation; as a rhetoric that yet fails to address what we do about the problems. Opportunity for professionals to reflect on learning and practice, and to contribute to the thinking that helps us to identify the different views and perspectives on the issue.

Key Note Speakers:  Hari Sewell, Director HS Consultancy, Author Steve Gilbert, Lived Experience Consultant Jacqui Dyer, Health and Social Care Cabinet Member, Chair of Black Thrive & Lived Experience Dr Buller, Consultant Psychiatrist Dr Dissanayaka, Consultant Psychiatrist.
Group discussion will be supported by case-study work and reflection Workshops.
We anticipate the need for an ongoing conversation on issues of diversity in mental health practice, and therefore expectations from the conference is the potential establishment of  a network that will commit to developing future learning forums that will benefit mental health practitioners in developing confidence in their engagement with issues of mental health/illness and diversity.


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