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Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Black History Month 2019

Black History Month 2019

Black History Month (BHM) is an annual celebration of the contribution that Black African and Caribbean communities have made both locally and across the world.

People of African and African-Caribbean heritage make an invaluable contribution to our life in the UK. The NHS is the biggest employer of people from a BME background in Europe; with one-in-five of the workforce are from a BME background. The significant contribution of Black British people in communities right across the UK in our NHS and schools, small business, arts, academia, sports, volunteering help make Britain to be the strong and diverse country we are today

Black History Month (BHM) is an annual celebration of the contribution that Black African and Caribbean communities have made both locally and across the world.

People of African and African-Caribbean heritage make an invaluable contribution to our life in the UK. The NHS is the biggest employer of people from a BME background in Europe; with one-in-five of the workforce are from a BME background. The significant contribution of Black British people in communities right across the UK in our NHS and schools, small business, arts, academia, sports, volunteering help make Britain to be the strong and diverse country we are today.

This year we will be marking Black History Month with a number of events both internally and externally. A mini BHM exhibition will be on rotation at Springfield site. Black History Month/Windrush banners will be displayed at both Springfield and Tolworth hospitals, and there is a special BHM competition this month:

Black History Month - 2019 Competition

 

1st Prize

Signed copy of Colin Grant Book “Homecoming: Voices of the Windrush “

 

2nd Prize

£15 Amazon Voucher

 

 

Third prize

£10 Amazon Voucher

 

Competition Questions
1. When was Black History month first launched in the UK ?
A. 1987
B. 1997
C. 2007

2. Who was responsible for the idea behind celebrating Black History in the U.S.?
A. Carter G Woodson
B. John Carter
C. Martin Luther King

3. Which of these books is Colin Grant the author of?
A. The Adventures of Bageye
B. Bageye at the Wheel
C. Bageye in Wales

To enter, simply email us at engagement@swlstg.nhs.uk with the subject line BHM Competition with the answers to the questions. You've got until on 31 October to enter. Good luck!

Black History Month Events – 2019 , South West London St Georges Mental Health Trust

 Date and Time:

Venue

Event:

4TH October -31st October

Tolworth Hospital Reception

Springfield  HQ – Restaurant Bldg 32

Black History Month Banners, Windrush Banners on display at Tolworth and Springfield  restaurant/reception area.

Contact Jenny Duncan (Jennifer.duncan@swlstg.nhs.uk )

9th October 31st October

Trust Website

Black History Month Competition

https://swlstgtr.sharepoint.com/sites/insite

Contact Jenny Duncan (Jennifer.duncan@swlstg.nhs.uk )

14th October – 3rd November

Springfield Hospital  Restaurant

Tolworth Hospital,   Reception area

Black History Month Exhibition

Contact Jenny Duncan (Jennifer.duncan@swlstg.nhs.uk)

15th October

1pm-2pm

Springfield Hospital  HQ , Bldg 32

Conference Room B

Windrush documentary  BBC Film

This film gives an insight into the experiences of BAME people who came to Britain in the 40s, 50s ,60s referred to as the Windrush generation

To register to attend this event please send an email to Jennifer.duncan@swlstg.nhs.uk

 

 

Wednesday 16th October

11.00am-2.00pm

Conference A, Springfield  HQ

Celebrating Our Shared Cultures (Guest Speaker:  Mary Foulkes (Director of HR and Organisational Development)

BAME traditional celebration including music, limbo, poetry, games and sharing what black history month means to you!  

Please feel free to come in traditional dress and bring a culinary dish (email mary.kumara@swlstg.nhs.uk who will coordinate the delicious offerings from staff!)

 

Thursday 17th October

4pm to 8pm

Vestry Hall, 336 London Rd, Mitcham CR4 3U

This event will be an open discussion addressing the stigma that is mental health in the black community and how we can work to tackle the stigma through the interventions we offer Taster Wellbeing Workshop, Speeches from mental  health professionals, service users & community leaders. Refreshments will also be provided  Please contact Mertonwellbeing@swlstg.nhs.uk

Wandsworthwellbeing@swlstg.nhs.uk

Monday 21st October

6.00pm-10pm

Unity Community Centre

2-4 Ravenstone St, Balham, London SW12 9SS

BAME Film Night

Come together to watch a film and join in group discussion reflecting on the key themes. 

Email Nathaniel.pamah@swlstg.nhs.uk to register attendance

Thursday 24th October

2.00pm-8.00pm

The New Testament Assembly

7 Beechcroft Road, London, SW17 7BU

Healing Our Broken Village (HOBV) Conference

Our annual Black Mental Health  conference run in partnership with the Wandsworth Community Empowerment Network

Email: darren.fernandes@swlstg.nhs.uk for further information

Monday 28th October

5.30pm – 8.00pm

Conference Room D

Springfield HQ

BAME Film Night

Come together to watch a film and join in group discussion reflecting on the key themes. 

Email Nathaniel.pamah@swlstg.nhs.uk to register attendance