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06 Oct

Mental Health Matters: Black History Month

Monday 26th October
5.30pm - 7.30pm
via Zoom

Join us for a live event organised by Solent Mind in association with Black History Month South on Monday 26th October from 5.30pm-7.30pm.

We are hosting a live Zoom panel to discuss racial inequalities in access to mental health treatment. Our speakers offer a range of perspectives, from academic and clinical standpoints, and from lived experience, along with a chance for questions from the audience.

If you're interested in attending our free online Zoom event 'Mental Health Matters', exploring mental health and race during Black History Month, tickets are available now. 

What is the talk about?

People in Britain from BAME communities face fundamental inequalities in access to treatment, experiences of care and outcomes from mental health services. They are less likely than white people to receive treatment for mental health problems, and more likely to be subject to detention under the Mental Health Act. Where they do receive treatment, this is more likely to be through involvement with the criminal justice system than is the case with white people.

How has this state of affairs developed, and what can be done to change it? 

How will the event run?

The above questions will be considered via a panel of speakers offering a range of perspectives, from academic and clinical standpoints, and from lived experience. The campaigning work of Mind, in seeking to bring about legislative and policy reform, will be explored. There will be an opportunity for questions, followed by discussion about inequality and multiple disadvantage in mental health, and how together we might go about achieving positive change.

Solent Mind CEO Kevin Gardner will be chairing the event on the night.

The talk is hosted on Zoom. Once you have booked your ticket, you will receive joining information by email.

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