EVENT: 16th February 2021 ‘A Conversation on BAME Mental Health’ with Hertfordshire County Council

A discussion on how to address, tackle and resolve the mental health crisis within communities of colour within Hertfordshire and beyond

About this Event

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Webinar agenda

17.30 – 17.35: Welcome and Introduction with the BAME Network

17.35 – 17.45: Introduction by Prof Jim McManus (Director of Public Health for Hertfordshire)

17.45 – 18.00: A talk with Dr Patrick Vernon OBE

• The prevalence of the Criminal Justice System (sectioning and police intervention) and Reform of the Mental Health Act

• The presence of support networks in more diverse areas compared to less diverse areas & signposting for those who need help

18.00 – 18.15: A talk with Simon Pattison

(Head of Integrated Health and Care Commissioning Team at Hertfordshire)

• Inequalities in the support for people with mental ill health, what we know, what we don’t know and what we can do about it

18.15 – 18.25: Q&A

18.25 – 18.55: Panel discussion on the question: ‘Mental health within the BAME community intersects across various identities. How do we approach the issue of taboo?’

Panellists include:

• Tony Cealy (Actor & Creative Producer)

• Aden Eyob (CEO & Founder of Mind Medication)

• Rianna Walcott (Writer & co- author of ‘Colour of Madness’ anthology)

• David Neita (Barrister & poet)

18.55 – 19.00: Prof Jim McManus to close


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