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Lewisham: Reimagining Mental Health Services for Black Communities

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Join us to achieve anti-racism and equity in South London and Maudsley mental health services.

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CALLING BLACK COMMUNITIES IN LEWISHAM!

What is it about?

The Patient and Carer Race Equality Framework (PCREF) is a new way of working which brings together Black communities, Black service users and their carers with SLaM staff. Together we will re-imagine mental health services to achieve anti-racism and equity for Black citizens.

Data shows that diverse communities have poorer Access, Experience and Outcomes (AEO) in mental health services – this is true of SLaM and national data. In this first iteration of PCREF, we are focusing on improving AEO for Black African, Black Caribbean and Black Other (including Mixed) communities. This is because SLaM data shows that these groups are most disadvantaged in our care.

How do I get involved?

We have a two-part event coming up in your Borough and we warmly invite you to join us on this journey.

Part 1: Fit for Partnership briefing session

This event is for Black communities in Lewisham.

Date: Tuesday 2 February 2021

Time: 6pm - 8pm

Part 2: Lewisham PCREF borough event

This event is with staff, Black community members, Black service users and their carers. You will be invited to join Part 2 after attending Part 1 Fit for Partnership briefing session. Please do make a note of when this is in your diary:

Date: Wednesday 10 February 2021

Time: 2pm - 4pm

What happens next?

Each of our four boroughs are also hosting these events (Lambeth, Southwark, Croydon and Lewisham). This work will culminate in a event to bring all the views of Black communities, Black service users and their carers with SLaM staff together at our Four Borough PCREF event. Please do make a note of when this is in your diary:

Date: Monday 22 February 2021

Time: 10am - 12pm

You will be sent a link to join these events once you have registered.

We look forward to working with you!

For more information, email: PCREFapproach@slam.nhs.uk

Support this work by sharing through your networks:

#SLaMPCREF #BlackMentalHealth #JoinTheJourney

@MaudsleyNHS

This is a two year funded program by South London and Maudsley

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do I get the links to join?

Once you have registered for this event, we will send you an email with the link to join this event. Please keep a note of the dates and times in your diary for now, and we will be in contact when registration is closed

I have some access needs, who do I tell?

We want to encourage everyone that is interested in this work to join us. Please contact us directly to discuss how we can support you to join in: PCREFapproach@slam.nhs.uk

I cant make all the event dates, should I still register?

We ask that you attend Part 1: Fit for Partnership event, to be invited to join the PCREF Borough event. This is because they are closely linked and missing the first one would mean you would have missed all of the preparatory work for the second.

I have another question, who can I talk to?

Please contact the PCREF team via email: PCREFapproach@slam.nhs.uk

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