Back to All Events

African & Caribbean Mental Health: Stigma & Discrimination

44223948_325432294856084_7815452749016858624_o.jpg

BL Psychiatry Society and BL Welfare invite you to our Black History Month Event, 'African Caribbean Mental Health: Stigma, cultural barriers, and discrimination'

The talks and panel discussions in this event will focus on Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Mental Health to coincide with Black History Month and World Mental Health day!

We are being welcomed by:


MR EUGENE ELLIS

Clinical Specialist Integrative Arts Psychotherapist at Family Futures

Founder of The Black, African and Asian Therapy Network. UK’s largest independent organisation to specialise in working psychologically with Black, African, Asian and Caribbean people. ‘Our goal is the individual and collective processing of our inner experiences for the benefit of our communities and to give a voice to a ‘Black empathic approach’¹ in therapy and therapy education. As a body, we will seek to integrate into mainstream psychotherapy training, literature and practice.’


DR YETUNDE ADE-SERRANO

BPS Chartered and HCPC Registered Practitioner Counselling Psychologist

An important aspect of her work is considering how race, culture and difference influence various relationships and experiences, particularly within the caring profession. She currently holds the role of culture and difference within and across ethnic minorities lead within the British Psychological Society Division of Counselling Psychology.

Her research interest includes self-identity and definition, an inherent motivation for growth, trauma and resilience.

She regularly delivers lectures on issues pertaining to race, culture and difference, mental health, and history. She cultivates the learner within.


JUNEY MUHAMMAD

Community Development Services Manager, Director of Spiritual and Pastoral Care in Mental Health

The Maudsley Hospital

Juney has worked tirelessly over many years to immerse herself in local communities to reduce the stigma around mental health. She goes about her work with professionalism and humour.

Having been shortlisted for the Leading and inspiring Award at the 2017 NHS Awards, she has inspired and motivated others through her determination, innovation and leadership skills.


DR ALLISON EDWARDS

ST4 Psychiatry Trainee - Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit

The Maudsley Hospital


Members will receive certificates of attendance.

Refreshments and drinks available.

Later Event: October 31
Final Whistle: Halloween Edition