Wandsworth BME Mental Health Forum Newsletter

Welcome to the Newsletter of the Wandsworth BME Mental Health Forum, where we publish updates in-between our bi-monthly meetings. We are a network of faith, community and voluntary sector groups and public agency representatives who meet throughout the year to share news and information on BME Mental Health in Wandsworth and beyond. We are action-orientated and seek with our partners to understand and emerge issues of concern and to build connections and collaborations to help address them. Once a year we host a Black Mental Health Conference as well as support and facilitate a number of ongoing community-led coproduction initiatives

Community health


On the 19th March Katherine Low Settlement with support from WCEN and other partners hosted a Community health and happiness fair in the heart of Battersea offering  a range of physical and mental health checks and activities. We had a particular focus on engaging with BME communities.

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Updates from the Forum 

Presentation on Medicine and Mental Health by Joseph Wilson Lead Pharmacist at SWTSTG Mental Health Trust presented at the last BME Mental Health Forum

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BME Mental Health Reports and Articles

Overviewing the Immigration Act 2016: Paper One 

By the Race Equality Foundation

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Barriers to health faced by transgender and non-binary black and minority ethnic people

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BME Mental Health Events

On: Tomorrow from 14:00 to 16:00

Is Patient and Public Involvement a Human Right?

Healthwatches Lambeth and Wandsworth,  are holding a special seminar exploring the relationship between public and patient involvement and the ‘right to health’.

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Medicines optimisation: the safe and effective use of medicines to enable the best possible outcomes

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NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard
Data Analysis Report for NHS Trusts, published in May 2016

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Black NHS staff more likely to be bullied than white colleagues

Head of NHS, Simon Stevens, says figures showing that three-quarters of NHS trusts is affected ‘deeply concerning’

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Wandsworth Carers
Walking Group for Carers

Every Wednesday at 11:00am, Meeting at Wandsworth Carers’ Centre (Balham Office)

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Coping with Caring 

FREE Family Carers Information workshops
for carers and friends supporting a
person with a dementia.

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Medication and Mental Health. A presentation on De-mystifying psychiatric drugs 

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Article posted on Buzzfeed : This Is Why Black British Men Are Afraid Of Speaking About Their Mental Health

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Health Link Service

This service serves current and former rough sleepers across the London boroughs of Richmond-upon-Thames, Kingston-upon-Thames, Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth. 

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Advocates Can Help You 
Rethink Springfield Advocacy Service 0203 513 6055

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Healthwatch Assembly Meeting

Date: 22 Jun 2016 - 11:30 to 14:30 
Location: Earlsfield Library


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BME Mental Health News From Other Boroughs
Lambeth Healthwatch
Lambeth Healthwatch
Hitting the airwaves to talk about BME mental health

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Healthwatch Wandsworth
African and Caribbean men tell healthwatch how you keep mind and body healthy

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Dates of future meetings:

14th July 2016 at 2:00pm Balham Library 
15th September 2016
17th November 2016  

Meetings start at 2:00pm and are held at Balham Library 16 Ramsden Rd, London SW12 8QY

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