The last year has witnessed a proliferation of events, funding, and consultations around race in terms of the White Paper Review of the Mental Health Act and the statutory guidance in relation Mental Health, 2018, Use of Forces Act (Seni’s Law). The renewed engagement of diverse researchers, organisations and activists have, however, failed to address the Lived experiences of race, how whiteness remains as a historical norm, how value and practice shapes co-production and represents the ethnically diverse experience, particularly black men within current mental health systems. To achieve real authentic race equality in mental health the seminar looks at how the cultural restraint of race needs to be addressed for an effective model of coproduction and change.
Structure of the seminar.
|12:00pm||Introduction||Chair - Doctor Niall Boyce, Senior Editor Lancet Psychiatry and Doctor Sade King|
|12:05 pm||Current challenges||Professor Tim Kendall National Clinical Lead|
|12:15pm||The lived experience – ‘Use of force’||Aji Lewis, Marcia Rigg|
|12:30pm||Importance of Seni Law||Kevin Ariyo – Mental Health and Justice Project|
|12:45pm.||Short film – addressing race in the coproduction relationship Focus on racialised Shared Decision making.|
|12.50pm||Case of Dalian Atkinson||Doctor Michael Bennett, Director Welfare PFA|
|1:05pm||A case study - Ethnicity and Mental Health Improvement Project: Reducing coercion. A Race and Coproduction model across the colour line.||Professor Sashidharan|
|1:20pm||Question and Answer||Panel|
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