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Birmingham and Solihull Mental health NHS Foundation Trust
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Mental Health Community Seminars

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Trust serves a large and diverse population of 1.2 million people.  We aim to treat our service users with the dignity and respect we would want for ourselves  and our loved ones. We recognise the need for culturally sensitive approaches in our care so that we can meet the needs of all our patients. We are committed to a person-centered approach for all our patients so that each person receives the most appropriate and effective care for them.

Our community seminars work to empower our staff to better meet the needs of our patients, through a deeper understanding of the diverse communities, cultures and faiths within our local community. These seminars aim to tackle the stigma associated with mental health within hard to reach communities are open to Staff, third sector organisations and community members.

Over 300 people have attended our Community Mental Health Seminars, including staff, service users, community members and third sector organisations. Between 2015 and 2016 the following seminars took place for mental health awareness within the below community groups:

  • Somali Community
  • Yemeni Community
  • Irish Community
  • Asian Women
  • Chinese Community
  • Polish Community
  • Gambian Community
  • Bosnian Community

Further seminars will be running throughout the year. If you would like to recommend a seminar topic or if you would like further information, please contact Salma Yaqoob on salma.yaqoob@nhs.net

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