Understanding the Black Maternal Experience

London Maternity Services - Cultural Awareness Workshops

18th January 2023
10:00 - 12:00
Virtual – Microsoft Teams
Entry Fees

London Clinical Network is working in partnership with Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority Groups to deliver interactive two hour workshops to provide an introductory insight into the cultural barriers and adaptions that can be implemented when supporting and engaging with specific groups.  The eight workshop with be delivered in partnership with Sandra Igwe, Black maternal health advocate and Founder of The Motherhood Group.

Sandra Igwe is a Black maternal health advocate, TedX speaker, and is the Founder of The Motherhood Group, a social enterprise that supports the Black maternal experience by delivering community-based events, training workshops, peer-to-peer support, national campaigns (Black Maternal Mental Health Week
UK), and culturally sensitive programmes for Black mothers. Sandra is also a Trustee for Birthrights Charity, the leading charity on human rights in pregnancy and childbirth in the UK and the co-chair of their National Inquiry into Racial Injustice in Maternity Care.

Sandra is the author of My Black Motherhood: Mental Health, Stigma, Racism and the System. In this book, she uses her voice, and many other Black mothers experiences to demand that Black women are listened to, believed, and understood by healthcare professionals. Sandra is a a leading voice and bridges the gap between the community of Black mothers and service providers, policy-makers and organisations; a key-note speaker for Trades Union Congress (TUC) Conference, Dove, Mbrrace-UK, and other notable organisations.

Presenters will use power point presentations, visual materials and facilitate case studies discussions. Each trainee will receive relevant hand-outs for future reference and a CPD certificate after completion over evaluation surveys.

Audience: London Maternity 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; Rachel.Heathcock@eelga.gov.uk


Please contact Rachel Heathcock at rachel.heathcock@eelga.gov.uk for more information about this workshop.

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