Roundtable discussion held on issues relating to mental health and BME groups

News item posted: 17 March 2017

Recently, Turning Point held a roundtable discussion in Manchester on issues relating to ethnicity, culture and mental health.

Led by Turning Point’s Crisis Point service, attendees included representatives from Local Authorities, Jim Battle, the Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) of Greater Manchester, voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations, frontline workers based within health and social care services and experts by experience.

The aim was to identify ways in which service providers can deliver more effective support to people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds (BME groups). This discussion also focused on the current state of affairs, key challenges faced by the groups and how to address them. After having this discussion, attendees also put forward a number of recommendations for implementation by decision-makers, health and social care services and individuals wanting to access services or those already engaged with providers.

To read the paper, please follow the link here.