Culture is an important aspect of psychiatry. Understanding culture is key in engagement, assessment, treatment, recovery; and also in the educational and training aspects of psychiatry.
The transcultural psychiatry special interest group includes clinicians near and far who want to improve mental health for people from all cultures across the globe.
As a group we learn and shared the expertise and experiences of transcultural psychiatry across countries. We want to make sure clinicians develop an understanding of patients’ and families cultures to help in their care and treatment.
We have an annual conference, many networking events and contribute to the college in development of relevant policies and also for education and training.
We have the following objectives:
- Help in training on cultural sensitivity and cultural competence
- Develop expertise in engagement, assessment and treatment of patients for mental health problems in UK and globally
- Look at ways to use the strengths of diverse workforce to help patient care and also help and support staff
- Working with other faculties and special interest groups to develop and implement culture sensitive interventions
- Do all we can to reduce inequalities
- Help to collate interventions that work across cultures
- Link up with the transcultural psychiatry groups in other International psychiatry organisations, and national organisations
- Link with diaspora groups
- Link with International team
- Link with universities and collaborate on research projects – we already have some interest in this area from academics in different universities
We would love to have you join our group and share with us your expertise and ideas.
We are also very keen to collaborate with other SIGs.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up and find our more.