Working towards inclusion in Devon & Cornwall – Ethnicity & Economic Hardship

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Event type In person & live webinar

Online and in person at St Luke’s Campus, Exeter University
EARLY BIRD UNTIL 31 AUGUST

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It is important to understand how we can make mental health services equally accessible for children and young people of any ethnicity. It is also important to understand how to reduce the impact of limited social mobility on the mental health of children and young people. In this afternoon event, attendees will hear from a range of speakers about the importance of inclusivity, examples of implementing change in practice, and how practical steps can be taken to improve inclusive access to their services. This is an event organised by the ACAMH Devon & Cornwall Branch.

The event is available to attend in person or to watch online.

Prices and booking

Early bird offer for in person attendance, available until 31 August

£20 – ACAMH Members, then £25 after early bird

£35 – Non Members, then £40 after early bird – Join now and save

£5 – ACAMH Undergraduate & Masters Members, at all times

Online

£30 – ACAMH Members

£45 – Non-Members – Join now and save

£5 – Undergraduate & Masters Members

FREE – International members

To book simply click the button at the top of the page, or this link, and fill in the details. ACAMH Members should sign in first to ensure that they get their discount. Recording of the sessions will be available to delegates for 30 days after the event. Please note these recordings are for the delegate only and due to copyright and cannot be shared.

If you are not an ACAMH Member now is a great time to join and make a saving on this event. Take a look at the different levels of membership on offer.

Key learning points

  • Provide tools and knowledge for organisations to make positive steps towards inclusivity.
  • Raise awareness of the barriers to ethnic minorities accessing mental health support.
  • Become aware of ways to enable access to promote healthy living for young people.

About the talks

Chukumeka Maxwell – From Competence to Capability

During this session Chukes will use personal experience and research to highlight the misuse of power and racism in our systems, looking at raising our awareness and understanding of the barriers to inclusive mental health support. He will then talk about how we can use this knowledge to facilitate a safe space utilising stories to raise awareness, engendering conversation, reflective inquiry to encourage individual and collective responses to these issues.

Dean Harvey – Cultural Capability and Racial Trauma

During our knowledge share we will cover the following areas:

  • Culture, personal societal and team/organisational
  • Attitudes assumptions stereotypes bias ‘race’ and discrimination
  • Power dynamics and partnerships
  • Safe space to brave space & uncomfortable conversations to courageous conversations
  • Cultural capability approach, and beyond.

Jane Knowles and Jane Clark – Raising aspirations and improving outcomes for children using sport and physical activity in Somerset

A look at place based interventions, learning and challenges around using sport and physical activity as the platform for raising aspiration and improving positive experiences for children and young people with lower affluence levels. We will explore with data and insight the role that can be played with holistic intervention grounded in community sport and physical activity to improve confidence, self-esteem and the mental health of our young people in Somerset. There will be a Q + A after the presentation where we wish to gain valuable learning from the audience to help us improve more quickly and see other perspectives. This is the start of a journey and at scale learning.

More details to follow.

Who should attend

Anyone looking to improve accessibility and equality in their organisation, with a particular focus on services that support children and young people’s mental health and healthy development

Speakers

Chukumeka Maxwell

Chukumeka (Chukes) has worked for the NHS as a Community Development Worker, Equality and Diversity adviser and in health promotion as a trainer and Health Improvement Specialist. He is an independent Social work England registered Social Worker and a member of the British Association of Social Workers(MBASW) and a BASW Coach. He is also part-time lecturer at the University of Plymouth, Exeter and previously Bath. He is the founder Action To Prevent Suicide CIC and Goodwill in Action To Prevent Suicide CIO.

Dean Harvey

Dean Harvey has led on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic mental health and community development in Cornwall for 15yrs. During this time, he has developed and designed a number of specialised/bespoke training packages directly relevant to services across Devon and Cornwall. Dean is a former chair of Cornwall Racial Equality Council and Co-designer of the Third-Party Support & Reporting centres for Hate Crime within Cornwall. Dean self describes as ‘a survivor of many systems’ these include the systems he believes need to change, and is always proactively working towards these changes.

Jane Knowles

Jane has been CEO of SASP for 5 years. During this time SASP has become a key influencer within multiple Somerset systems to improve the health and happiness of children and adults using physical activity and sport. Our work within the health, education and social care systems to address the inequalities that exist in Somerset has been key to our significant growth and is founded on strong values of putting the service users at the core of the design and on going changes to service.

Jane Clark

Jane has always had a passion for sport and physical activity and a career in that industry was inevitable.  After obtaining a BSc Hons in Sports Coaching Jane moved into the fitness industry working up from gym instructor through the ranks to fitness manager.  After 5 years in the industry Jane’s career took a change in direction and she became Cabin Crew for Virgin Atlantic. After training to be a PE teacher in 2010 Jane also took on a role through SASP as a School Sports Coordinator and that is where the relationship with SASP began.  Jane was School Sports Coordinator for 3 different schools over a period of 8 years, more recently Jane has moved to the position of School Games Organiser for the Taunton and West Somerset area.

Dr. Faith Stafford

I have over 30 years experience of working with individuals and couples as counsellor, psychotherapist, coach, supervisor and trainer. My model of therapy is humanistic integrative, incorporating a number of models including: Person Centred, Psychodynamic, CBT, Systemic, Solution Focused, NLP, Narrative and others. Born in South Africa, I have lived in the UK since 1973, am married and have two adult children, a son and a daughter. In addition to my private practice, I run a multicultural counselling agency working with Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority clients, for which I have developed a multicultural counselling model. My qualifications include a Masters in Counselling (Supervision & Training) and a PhD exploring the impact of successful therapy – in particular the role of the hero and scapegoat archetypes. Titled: Heroes (Scapegoats) and the Collective Need: Learning from Stories of Therapy (2011). In 2019, I took up part-time post of Project Manager for Exeter Communities together.

Booking

To book simply click the button at the top of the page, or this link, and fill in the details. ACAMH Members should sign in first to ensure that they get their discount. Recording of the sessions will be available to delegates for 30 days after the event. Please note these recordings are for the delegate only and due to copyright and cannot be shared.

If you are not an ACAMH Member now is a great time to join and make a saving on this event. Take a look at the different levels of membership on offer.