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Background At the Healing Our Broken Village Conference in 2016, David Bradley CEO SWLSTG Mental Health Trust made a number of pledges that the Trust would work on, alongside WCEN and the BME Mental Health Forum, and reported back at the 9th HOBV Conference on 26th October 2017. One of these pledges was to work

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Thank you to everyone who attended HOBV9 last week Thursday. It was a stimulating event, exploring the issues and inequalities around black mental health where we heard from David Bradley, Chief Executive, South West London and St Georges NHS Mental Health Trust, who gave an update on the progress that is being made to reduce these inequalities, following last years
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Our 9th Healing Our Broken Village Black Mental Health Conference and Black History Exhibition will be held on Thursday 26th October 2017   HOBV 9 will include a progress report on pledges made by South West London and St. Georges Mental Health Trust at last years conference , and a focus on young BME people and mental

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Our first Help through Hardship and Crisis conference, held in partnership with Citizens Advice Wandsworth, was held on Wednesday 26th July at Springfield Hospital, Tooting. The purpose of the conference was to explore issues of hardship and crises that have emerged through the first year of the project, and we heard from a range of public services and
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Is there institutional racism in mental health care? Watch here  Black people are being failed by the UK’s mental health services because of “institutional racism”, it has been warned. How does this affect those who experience it? When Eche Egbuonu, who has bipolar disorder, was sectioned under the Mental Health Act, he should have been

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The BME Mental Health Forum met on 18th May and had the following updates:   Health Watch Wandsworth The Mental Health Needs of Offenders and Ex-Offenders This consultation is an opportunity for people to share their views on how the Mayor of London can improve access to mental health support for offenders and ex-offenders. For more

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