Black church and mental health conference: Healing our broken village
New Testament Assembly, a Member Church of CTE, will be hosting for the 11th year its annual Black Church & Mental Health Conference: Healing our Broken Village. The conference takes place on 24th October 2019, with keynote speaker Professor Sashi P Sashidharan.
The focus of this year’s conference will be on the newly launched South London Ethnicity & Mental Health Improvement Project.
Significant and persistent ethnic inequalities are embedded in mental health care in the UK. People from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds have unequal access to mental health services, more coercive and negative experiences in mental health care and show worse outcomes compared to majority ethnic groups.
Although this adverse care trajectory for BME communities is widely acknowledged and has been confirmed over the years, nothing much has changed. There has been a systematic failure to challenge, understand and correct this discriminatory pattern of health care. Currently, there are no specific initiatives or programmes in the NHS to address this problem.
The Ethnicity & Mental Health Improvement Project is a practical attempt to systematically monitor the disparate pattern of mental health care and reduce ethnic inequalities in service access, experience and outcomes in local mental health services.
The conference takes place on Thursday 24th October, 2.30-7.30pm at New Testament Assembly in Tooting, London.
Find out more about the event and register here…