Amongst Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, there is a growing concern that mental health professionals, as well as the general public lack a thorough understanding of BAME men’s mental health. This is demonstrated in statistics illustrating that not only are BAME men more likely to develop a psychotic disorder, but also, more likely to be detained under the Mental Health Act (1984) and succumb to poorer clinical outcomes in treatment. As such, BAME in Psychiatry & Psychology aims to address, from a professionals perspective, BAME men’s experiences of mental health and help-seeking behavioural patterns, as well as the most culturally sensitive, appropriate and effective approaches in supporting BAME men’s mental health via panel discussions.
- To provide attendees with a professional understanding of BAME men’s experiences of mental health and help-seeking behaviours.
- To provide attendees with a professional understanding of the impacts of stereotypes and damaging narratives on BAME men.
- To provide attendees with a professional insight into the best support practices for BAME men's mental health.
- To connect prospective BAME men psychiatrists and psychologists with renowned experts in the field.
The event will consist of two panel discussions. This includes:
- What are BAME men’s experiences of mental health and help-seeking behaviours, and how do stereotypes and/or damaging narratives impact them.
- How can mental health services/professionals adopt a more culturally sensitive, appropriate, and effective approach to addressing BAME men’s mental health?
Panellists include male professionals in psychiatry and psychology of BAME backgrounds, who have been selected based on their knowledge of BAME men’s mental health, and the good practices used to promote and prevent poor mental health amongst BAME men within mental health services. Panellist will have also had experience supporting BAME men’s mental health in a therapeutic environment.
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