Many Black and Minority Ethnic groups experience greater health inequalities and higher rates of poverty than the White British. Evidence shows that much of the variation in self-reported mental health for black and minority ethnic groups can be explained by differences in socioeconomic status, yet there is very little research on what works for mental health and wellbeing in relation to work and learning, communities, and cultural activities.
Delivered by Pathways CIC, the ground breaking Exploring Solutions conference seeks to identify issues Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities face and how these issues impact on their ability to move into and/or retain employment and their mental health in order to help Councils, NHS, Health and Wellbeing Boards, Charities and Businesses to make decisions on what really matters for the mental wellbeing of people and communities.
The first part of the conference will focus on the circumstances which BME community members find themselves in, which impact on their mental health and their ability to move into and/or retain employment and the health choices people make. We will explore the issue of cultural sensitivity in relation to the mental health and integrated care pathway, access to work and retention in work.
The second part of the day will seek to identify solutions and look at turning the evidence into action and will focus on innovation and possible solutions.
The Exploring Solutions conference will seek to place a spotlight on the importance of identifying the valuable assets of BME individuals, families and communities to find solutions to the barriers people face in order to inform mental health and integrated care pathways and work providers to offer services which are truly person-centered and evidence based.
25th February 2015 at Crewe Alex Football Club 9.30am till 4pm