At the Healing Our Broken Village Conference in 2016, David Bradley CEO SWLSTG Mental Health Trust made a number of pledges that the Trust would work on, alongside WCEN and the BME Mental Health Forum, and reported back at the 9th HOBV Conference on 26th October 2017. One of these pledges was to work more closely with young BME people and their mental health, the starting point of our young people’s project.
What we have done
So far we have begun conversations across a wide variety of organisations that work with young people and mental health, including SWLSTG Mental Health Trust, CAMHS, the Council, Schools, youth clubs, Fostering agencies, amongst others. A number of these groups have formed a steering group with the aim of holding a Young People and BME Mental Health Conference, bringing together stakeholders and young people to talk about the current state of mental health services for young BME people, and solutions going forward.
Young People and Mental Health Conference
22nd March 2018
Transformation House, Clapham Junction
Wandsworth Community Empowerment Network
South West London & St. Georges Mental Health Trust
Wandsworth Clinical Commissioning Group
Wandsworth Borough Council