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This one day course is from 9.30am to 4.30pm

We consider this course as part of our Informed Practice Series that develops the knowledge and understanding of staff and volunteers working from a deeper perspective. This course has developed out of our ongoing service and research experience from our Equal Access Services.

Who should come on the course

The course is particularly important to Health and Social Care staff. It is essential to anyone working with people and communities that are from a minority ethnic background. The course is also useful for managers and policy makers who are shaping the services landscape.

The aims of the course

To learn about the impact that culture has on the way we approach Mental Health and Wellbeing.

The objectives of the course

The training course will provide you with:

  • A better understanding of barriers in accessing services experienced by minority ethnic people
  • The opportunity to enhance cultural sensitivity and competence
  • Practical tools to reduce cross-cultural misunderstanding and encourage positive cross-cultural communication
  • The opportunity to explore how the political context such as Brexit, can impact on mental health.

The training is interactive with a variety of approaches including case studies, role playing, games, presentations, discussion, humour, skills' practice.

Our trainers

Krzysztof Novak and Anika Wycislik co-ordinate Health in Mind’s Equal Access services in Edinburgh, Midlothian and East Lothian. They both have many years of experience of working in minority ethnic services.