Welcome back and thanks for stopping by. Have you ever heard of PCREF? There was a blog about it in 2019 regarding mental health inequalities for black people. Mental Health outcomes for those from the Afro-Caribbean community has been very poor for a long time. So there has to be some form of change, but how can this go about? I think it starts with the community and a way for black people to come together and query how mental health services and support the community.
The blog about health inequalities from NHS England is below.
South London & Maudsley short for SLaM are one of the mental health trusts looking to work with the black community on ways to support wellbeing and close the inequalities gap.
I recently made a short video as an intro into black health inequalities, although its not going to be the only video I am working on.
They are looking for members of the Black community to attend a series of events SLaM call ‘Fit for Partnership’. These events well focus on four boroughs they run services.
- Croydon’s Black Community: Tuesday 19 January, 6pm – 8pm: Register here
- For more information email: CroydonIAG@bmeforum.org
- Lambeth’s Black Community: Thursday 21 January, 6pm – 8pm: Register here
- For more information email: LambethIAG@blackthrive.org.uk
- Lewisham’s Black Community: Tuesday 2 February, 6pm – 8pm: Register here
- For more information email: LewishamIAG@bmeforum.org
- Southwark’s Black Community: Friday 5 February, 10am – 12pm: Register here
- For more information email: SouthwarkIAG@blackthrive.org.uk
There will also be a Black service users and carers event, where details are below:
Four borough Service User and Carer event: Thursday 4 February, 1pm – 3pm: Register here
For more information email PCREFapproach@slam.nhs.uk