NEW VIDEO: HOBV 8
We are very pleased to announce that our Healing Our Broken Village 8 Video is now LIVE!
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The purpose and emphasis of the conference was to provide evidence that engages with and empowers communities to make positive differences to the health and well being of communities . To identify ways in which engaging and empowering communities produces more appropriate services, improves quality and increases value and to consider what type and level of support is needed from public agencies and other key stakeholders to transform exclusion to active engagement.
We heard from David Bradley, Chief Executive of the local Mental Health Trust, on the system change processes being enabled by his organisation; Dr. Frank Keating on the social factors that impact on the health of African and African Caribbean men; Rachel Rose Burrell on her research into the role of the black church and mental health; Bishop Delroy Powell on the role of faith leaders and a performance by TIA on the experience of black women and mental health. This was supplemented by our Black History Exhibition and community heroes.
During the conference a list of top priorities were identified on the day and through the evaluation forms. This list was then presented to the BME Mental Health Forum to determine the top 4 priorities for David Bradley and the SWLSTG Mental Health Trust to be held accountable for at the next conference. They decided upon: