Over the last decade we have worked with our local public agencies, community groups and other stakeholders to address the significant and persistent ethnic inequalities that remain embedded in mental health care in the UK. People from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) backgrounds continue to have unequal access to mental health services, more coercive and negative experiences in mental health care and show worse outcomes compared to majority ethnic groups. This is not new news. The adverse care trajectory for BME communities is widely acknowledged and has, over the years, been confirmed by various landmark reports and evidence. Since our first Conference in 2008, we have worked alongside our partners to help shift the dial on these trajectories, with little or no change. In spite of the collective effort and show, inequalities have remained persistent, and in some cases have become worse. Lives continue to be harmed and lost, with devastating impact on individuals, families and communities.

Conference Agenda

Welcome - Bishop Delroy Powell, Senior Pastor New Testament Assembly Church Tooting

Introduction- Malik Gul- Director, Wandsworth Community Empowerment Network

Black Families and Communities - Black Minds Matter

The Ethnicity and Mental Health Improvement Project - Professor SP Sashidharan University of Glasgow,

David Bradley CEO South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust,

Vanessa Ford, CEO South West London and St Georges NHS Mental Health Trust

More programme details and guest to be announced

Please join us in helping to inform and shape this programme of work, and participate in our fellowship and solidarity in addressing inequalities.

Our venue has a limited capacity. Please only register to attend if you definitely intend to join us.

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