Cultural Competency and Safety Workshop - East of England Perinatal Mental Health Staff

East of England Perinatal Mental Health Services - Cultural Awareness Workshops

13th September 2023
10:00 - 13:00
Virtual – Microsoft Teams
Entry Fees

The Regional Mental Health Team NHS England – East of England is working in partnership with Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority Groups to deliver interactive workshops to provide an introductory insight into the cultural barriers and adaptions that can be implemented when supporting and engaging with specific groups.   This workshop with be delivered in partnership with Community of Cultures on the importance of  cultural competency and safety. We will:

  • Reflect upon our values and attitudes around race, as well as those of others.
  • Distinguish between assumptions, myths and realities surrounding the communities we work with.
  • Understand the need for active community engagement and mutual learning.
  • Identify concrete steps towards active community engagement according to professional roles 

Trainers will use power point presentation, visual materials and facilitate case studies discussions. Each trainee will receive a copy of relevant hand-outs for future reference.

What will you get out of it?

Community of Cultures is a black and brown-led initiative, part of Sheffield Maternity Cooperative and we pride ourselves on being able to offer free, open access to trained specialists that are representative of the people we aim to reach. We understand and appreciate the need for culturally aware and mutually understanding spaces, where one doesn’t have to explain themselves. As maternity specialists and healthcare professionals, we have first-hand knowledge, experience and insight of some of the most pressing issues and inequalities faced by black and brown birthing families of all ages and in all stages of their maternity journey. 

Audience: East of England Perinatal Mental Health Staff.

These workshops will not be recorded. CPD Certificates will be available for professionals that attend the session and complete the feedback survey.

If you have any queries please contact Rachel Heathcock, Project Manager, Equality in Healthcare, East of England LGA,

Email; [email protected]

Please contact Rachel Heathcock at [email protected] for more information about this workshop.

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