Celebrating Black History Month

We’re celebrating Black History Month throughout October – catch up with what’s already happened so far, and how you can become involved during the rest of the month.

Events

Tackling racism in the workplace

The College co-hosted a webinar with the Association of Black Psychiatrists UK on 7 October examining  how racial discrimination could be tackled in the workplace

A fantastic line up of speakers including, Professor Anton Emmanuel, Professor Dawn Edge, Dr Aggrey Burke and Dr Rasheedah Bankole. The round table discussion was chaired by Dr Tim Ojo.

Popular culture, racism and mental health

The awareness of systemic racism and mental illness continues to be on the rise, especially in the black community. There is a unique interaction between these major issues in popular culture with the world events which have triggered responses via social media and by organisations such as Black Lives Matter.

Find out who’s speaking and join our discussion on popular culture, racism and mental health, which is taking place on 28 October.

Podcast

A patient's perspective of mental health: is it because I am Black?

Patient representative Michelle Joseph shares her experience of being a patient on a psychiatric ward, her experience of racism in the UK and how she would alter the mental health system to benefit both staff and service users.

Blog posts

Part of our celebration of Black History Month involves recognising, celebrating and sharing stories from individuals across the mental health space.

Reflections from Dr Chinwe Obinwa

We spoke to Dr Chinwe Obinwa, a consultant forensic psychiatrist at the Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. She spoke to us about her role, her experience being Black in mental health, and how racism has transformed over a very testy 18 months.

Reflections from Demice Watson

We spoke to Demice Watson, a Recovery Mental Health Practitioner from Liverpool. She spoke to us about her role, her experience being Black in mental health, and how racism has transformed over a very testy 18 months.

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Look out for our posts and tweets on twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and Instagram in which we’ll be sharing quotes and comments and highlighting more blogs.

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