- 29th July 2020, 10:30 – 12:00 pm – EYST Mental Health Forum
Bridging the Gap: Creating links between communities and Mental Health Service providers
The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres stressed the cumulative impact of stress, grief and anxiety of this pandemic in a recently published Opinion piece in Time magazine. COVID-19 does not only affect our physical health but has a direct impact on our mental well-being. “Unless we act now to address the mental health needs associated with the pandemic, there will be enormous long-term consequences for families, communities and societies.” (UN Secretary- General Antonio Guterres).
EYST’s All Wales BAME Engagement Programme has hosted a series for a covering a variety of topics around the impact of COVID-19 on BAME communities. The next forum will be focused on the impact of COVID-19 on BAME communities and create better links between communities and local mental health services to quickly provide support where it’s most needed. Please join us on Wednesday 29h July from 10:30 –12:00 via Zoom.
We will be joined by the following guests who will be able to provide information, and answer questions.
- Suzanne Duval – Diverse Cymru BME Mental Health Team Manager
- Selina Sonola – Registered Mental Health Nurse CAMHS Practitioner
- Jill Duarte – African Community Centre, Swansea
- Jennie Dowsell and Sarah Morgan – New Pathways
Join with following Zoom link:
Please note additional upcoming forums:
- 5th August 10:30-12 – ‘Women and Maternal Health’ following the reported risks for BAME pregnant women during the COVID-19 pandemic. Speakers will focus on experiences in health care services for BAME women in Wales and includes midwives, community activists and reps from Public Health Wales and Swansea University. Speakers include:
- Antonia Ashaye, Founder of Obirin Africa and 5th year Medical Student
- Laura Santana, Midwife and Co-founder of Birth Partner Project
- Reps from Public Health Wales and Swansea University
- Join with Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/92819536643
- 12th August 10:30-12 – North Wales Forum – A chance for people living and working in North Wales to talk about impact of Covid 19 on communities in N Wales and how we can work together during the recovery to build back better – that schools are working for all children, that employment practices are just, that Government investment benefits people most impacted by the Covid crisis. And not least, also a chance to meet Dorica Quant who recently joined EYST as North Wales Regional Coordinator.
- Join with Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/96827065964
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