Healing our Broken Village
Black Mental Health Conference Wandsworth Community Empowerment Network
3pm-7.30pm on Thursday 28th October New Testament Assembly Church
Beechcroft Road, SW17 7BU
This conference, the thirteen organised by WCEN, is an unparallelled opportunity to hear about the struggle to get the mental health needs of BAME communities recognised and addressed, and the positive steps now being made as a result of the massive efforts of community players.
It will tell the story of the Ethnicity and Mental Health Improvement Project (EMHIP) – a community-led response to reducing gross historic ethnic inequalities in access to mental health services in SW London, a programme of service improvement designed for and by the BME community.
An array of stimulating speakers from campaigning, academic and public sector backgrounds will share their stories and experiences, and offer insights and leadership to support improved mental health and well being for black communities.
The Conference is a great networking occasion and brings together concerned citizens, community leaders, public sector workers and and policy-makers together to explore barriers and solutions to reduce mental health inequalities, as well as challenging the social conditions which produce them. The day ends with a shared vegetarian meal.