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Birmingham and Solihull Mental health NHS Foundation Trust
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Improving mental wellbeing and mental health care for Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities

We would like to invite you to participate in a unique event aimed at collecting views and opinions on how to commission mental health services for BME people.

Who should attend?
We are really keen to hear about good examples of providing effective mental services for BME people, and ideas on how to improve wellbeing for BME communities. So, if you are a third sector provider of mental health services or work to improve mental wellbeing then we would like to hear from you. We are also keen to hear from carers, service users, and practitioners in their own right.

What will we do with the information?
This consultation event is part of work being undertaken by the Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health. The panel aims to identify good models of service provision across a range of mental health services. We already know that BME people experience greater levels of dissatisfaction with mental health provision and also have poorer outcomes – this work will focus on what commissioners should be doing to ensure that they commission better services for BME people. This project is being led by Dr S P Sashidharan and Professor Kamaldeep Bhui.

If you would like to contribute but can’t attend the event or get a place, you can complete the consultation online here.