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Mental Health & The Black Community:Prison by Another Name?

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Mental Health & The Black Community:Prison by Another Name? | Blacknet UK


This forum provides a regular platform to discuss key issues regarding #BAME #mentalhealth, in an open and supportive environment. The evening will include discussions, a feature presentation and Q&A segments. All are encouraged to attend as we continue to move the conversation forward.

Our guest speaker for the evening is #PatrickVernon #OBE, Director of #BlackThrive

The seminar’s agenda will share personal experiences of #mentalhealth service users and highlight real examples of institutional failures and successes. It is a space where service users, professionals, and others in the community can converse and move towards a solution-oriented community framework.

The forum will feature open discussions, a feature presentation and Q&A segments.

 

Topics of discussion include

  • Institutional #racism?
  • Factors limiting access to mental health care support
  • Patient experience
  • What can be done to improve negative outcomes?
  • Prevention

 


 

About our speaker Patrick Vernon OBE, Director of Black Thrive

Patrick brings a wealth of experience, he is an associate member for the Department of History of Medicine at Warwick University, Non-Executive Director of Camden and Islington Foundation Trust, a Clore Fellow, film maker and cultural historian and founder of Every Generation and the 100 Great Black Britonscampaign. He is also a patron of two charities, Santé, a charity which aims to improve asylum seekers’ rights and health access particularly mental health access and ACCI, a black mental health charity in Wolverhampton.

Patrick’s former roles include Chief Executive of Afiya Trust, Health Partnership Coordinator for National Housing Federation, Committee member of Healthwatch England, advisory board member for Time to Change, ministerial advisory group member for mental health and member of the independent Metropolitan Police inquiry on Mental Health and Policing.

 


 

#Blackmen are 17 times more likely to be diagnosed with a psychotic illness when compared to their white counterparts, 44 % more likely to be detained under the Mental Health Act, and 29% more likely to be subjected to control and restraint measures to coerce them into mental health services. Black men are also twice more likely to be referred to #mentalhealth services through Police or Court services than their white counterparts.

 


*If you wish to attend but can not the pay the registration please email info@repsoc.org


September 04 2017

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Date: 4 September 2017
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Adiaha Antigha Centre

24-30 Dalston Lane, , London, E8 3AZ
London,E8 3AZGB

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