Thu, 05 Nov|
The Inside Out of: POST TRAUMATIC SLAVE SYNDROME
Inside Out October Well-being Event
Time & Location
05 Nov 2020, 18:00 – 20:00
About The Event
We cannot deny any longer that there is a Black Mental Health Crisis in the UK.
There is a huge body of evidence that tells us Black Men are 10 times more likely to experience mental health issues than any other groups of men and Black women are more likely to have a common mental health disorder than their white counterparts (DHSC, 2018). Researchers have found that African and Caribbean people in the UK are three to five times more likely to be diagnosed and admitted to hospital for severe mental health difficulties, more than any other group however have lower rates of diagnosis for other common mental disorders (Mental Health Foundation, 2016).
We know that there are multiple factors that contribute towards this and with all the information out there it can lead to to feelings of overwhelm and confusion.
We have teamed up with Matters of Our Mind (USA) to bring you clarify to this important topic.
In this event we will be discussing:
- What is Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome?
- What does psychology and history tell us about the disproportionate rates of mental health problems for Black people?
- What practical steps can we take towards to improving Black Mental Health?
This event will be facilitated by our guest workshop facilitator:
Brittany Workds - Founder Matters of Our Mind (@mattersofourmind)
Brittany is the Founder and Executive Director of Matters of Our Mind, LLC, and serves as a consultant for educators, nonprofit organizations, and community and corporate leaders to understand historical trauma and provide evidence- based models that promote racial healing, community empowerment, and culturally specific business strategies. As a mental health therapist in the Georgia prison system and serving as a supervisor for a community based mental health team in metropolitan Atlanta, Brittany understands the impact of systemic racism and racial trauma on black life, and believes that balanced historical perspective coupled with evidenced-based practices create individuals qualified to impact outcomes in their communities and places of business. Brittany holds a Bachelor of Social Work from Oakwood University and a Master of Social Work from Clark Atlanta University. Brittany has been recognized for exceptional leadership and commitment to her community.
For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
This online workshop will be hosted on Zoom, further detail will be sent following registration.