‘Implications and Impact: A Case for Culturally Appropriate Mental Health Services in response to COVID-19’
COVID-19 has exposed yet another inequality. Two analyses carried out by Public Health England revealed that BAME communities are at higher risk of contracting the virus, increased risk of severe symptoms and higher rates of death.
It is crucial that anyone bereaved by COVID-19 receive the appropriate support that they need. It is well known that BAME communities are less likely to access mainstream services so the need for culturally responsive mental health services, in particular bereavement support is paramount to support their future well-being and mental health.
Please join us as we launch our report and present the findings of our survey.
We will be discussing the need for a culturally appropriate bereavement service for the BAME community in response to COVID-19.
Hosted by BAMEStream alliance members Patrick Vernon OBE, Dr Yansie Rolston of Ubele and Helen George of BME Voices Talk Mental Health.
11:00am – 11:10am Welcome and Introductions
11:10am – 11:30am National Survey – Presentation of the Findings
11:30am – 11:40am Questions from the audience
11:40am – 12:40pm Panel members discussion
- Yvonne Field CEO and Founder of The Ubele Initiative
- David Weaver President of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
- Adam Weatherhead Managing Director of Nafsiyat Intercultural Therapy Centre
- Alison Penny Director of the Child Bereavement Network and Project Coordinator National Bereavement Alliance
- Steven Wibberley Chief Executive Officer Cruse Bereavement Care
- Dan Burke Bereavement Support, Covid-19 Patient Safety Cell, Department of Health and Social Care (invited)
- Nadine Dorries MP Minister for Bereavement (invited)
12:40pm – 12:50pm Questions from the audience
12:50pm – 13:00pm Next steps and Closing