Tuesday, 12 October 2021
Our Black Mental Health Conference – Healing Our Broken Village – will be held at the New Testament Assembly in Tooting on Thursday 28 October, from 3-7.30pm.
The annual event on Black mental health is organised by the Wandsworth Community Empowerment Network in partnership with South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust.The conference, which is now its thirteenth year, brings together members of the public, community leaders, public sector workers and policy makers to explore and discuss how to reduce mental health inequalities in south west London.This year, there will be an update on the progress of our Ethnicity and Mental Health Improvement Project, which was launched at the 2019 conference. The project’s mission is to reduce inequalities in how Black people access and experience mental health services.
Vanessa Ford, our Chief Executive, will be speaking at the event. She will be joined by David Bradley, Chief Executive at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust; Ajibola Lewis, from the Olaseni Lewis Campaign for Justice and Change; Dr Colin King, from the Whiteness and Race Equality Network and Professor Sashi P Sashidharan, a Consultant Psychiatrist from the University of Glasgow.At the event, there will be an opportunity to share your thoughts, experiences and ask questions.The event is open to everyone.