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Ackroyd Community Centre

Ackroyd Road

Forest Hill

London

SE23 1DL

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Understanding racism and its impact on ourselves and the communities we serve

This introductory workshop is aimed at mental health professionals, community development workers and senior leadership teams and will explore the effects of racial attitudes and discrimination on the communitiers we serve. We will examine a number of different aspects of racism, including unconscious bias, colour blindness and internalised racism, particularly as it affects our daily interaction with people who are different to us.

The aim of the workshop is to provide a safe space to:

Reflect on the many conscious and unconscious factors that may inadvertently reinforce the status quo and contribute to feelings of oppression and discrimination,

Consider our use of language and what is and is not appropriate.

What previous participants said about this training...

“This was fabulous and would benefit organisations as a mandatory training”

“Very good training, everyone should receive it. Not just health workers”

“Really beneficial! Needs to be continued and taken to a wider range of people”

87% better understood the key issues 77% found it relevant to their work 78% found the workshop highly useful

The qualities or attitudes we hope participants will bring with them on the day to allow them to engage in the ideas and conversations:

  • An open and inquiring mind

  • Willingness to be honest and open about the conscious and unconscious assumptions we all make

  • Readiness to be very sensitive to issues of race, gender and power

Facilitator: Suzanne Keys

Suzanne Keys has 20 years’ experience working as a white counsellor in a diverse educational environment and as a trainer, supervisor and workshop facilitator.

She continues to work on challenging her own internalised racism and how it impacts her daily counselling practice. She is a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility and a friend and member of The Black, African Asian Therapy Network.



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Ackroyd Community Centre

Ackroyd Road

Forest Hill

London

SE23 1DL

United Kingdom

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