South Asian History Month

South Asian History Month presents us with an opportunity to celebrate, mark and honour South Asian cultures and histories.

We are really pleased to have members of the Transcultural SIG and others supporting this activity throughout the month.

Highlights include:

  • A member webinar on 14 July: Inequalities – through different lenses.

    Chaired by our Dean, Professor Subodh Dave, the webinar will consider inequalities in the NHS through the lens of British Empire; how reducing stigma in South Asian communities can address health inequalities and the Impact of gender inequality on mental health in Sri Lanka.
  • Our members sharing their views in a series of short videos:

    What South Asian History Month means as we emerge from the pandemic, why it’s important and what cultural aspects South Asian psychiatrists bring to their work.
  • A podcast episode hosted by Sachin Shah and Hamilton Morrin. This will explore gender disparity as a threat to the mental well-being of young Sri Lankan women.

  • Blog posts which will explore how language barriers can impact access and outcomes; how the social prescribing elements of culture feed into mental health and we will hear about Dr Saadia Muzaffar’s journey as an IMG doctor with young children and no family support.

 Please join our celebrations and share across your own networks.

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