BME MENTAL HEALTH FORUM
The BME Mental Health Forum has now been running for 8 years with the aim of addressing inequalities across our Mental Health systems by re-orientating our approaches towards community-centred solutions.
Our aim is to tailor and coproduce services that are culturally sensitive and appropriate for the BME community. Our agenda for this year includes co-producing pledges made by the SWLSTG Mental Health Trust at the HOBV8 Conference:
-to work with schools
-raise cultural awareness amongst staff
-provide training on the challenges faced by Wandsworth’s diverse communities
-highlight the benefits of alternative therapies and activities, other than medication.
This is a formal network with a representative holding a seat on the Boroughs Mental Health Partnership Board.
Future forum meetings will be held on (PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF TIME):
Thursday 18th January 2018
Thursday 15th March 2018
Thursday 17th May 2018
Thursday 19th July 2018
Thursday 20th September 2018
Thursday 15th November 2018
All meetings will be held at Balham Library, 16 Ramsden Rd, London SW12 8QY at THE NEW TIME OF 3:00pm till 5:00pm
The Forum is also an active member of the Wandsworth Clinical Reference Sub Group on BME Mental Health Inequalities.
A recent presentation on the work of this Group, by its Chair, Dr Tom Coffey, can be seen here: Wandsworth Mental Health Clinical Ref Group