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Mental Illness Stigma In Ethnic Minority Groups

Tuesday 11th June 2024

Horizon Leeds, 2 Brewery Wharf, Kendall St, Leeds LS10 1JR

9:00am Registration, 9:30am Welcome and 4:00pm Close


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Evidence regarding the presence and persistence of ethnic inequalities in mental healthcare is well established. The reasons for these inequalities and lack of progress in diminishing them are less understood. Strategies to tackle ethnic inequalities in mental healthcare require an evaluation of existing barriers and obstacles to authentic and meaningful inclusion of people with lived experience from ethnic minority groups in the development and delivery of mental healthcare services.

People from ethnic minority groups in the UK have poorer mental health and access to mental healthcare. These inequalities have been reported for over 50 years. 

Led by Dr Mohinder Kapoor, Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry & Associate Medical Director for Research & Development South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, the purpose of the talk is to raise the awareness of mental illness stigma in ethnic minority groups, share innovative ways in tackling health inequalities by engaging, improving access and providing a culturally responsive service. 

After attending this course delegates will be able to...

  • Improve knowledge and understanding of stigma of mental
    illness and suicide in ethnic minority groups. 
  • What are the influencers and drivers of suicide and risk factors. 
  • Improve understanding of ethnic inequalities in mental
    health care. 
  • Recommendations for improving mental health in ethnic minority


This course offers 6 CPD points and is suitable for mental health care professionals involved in the assessment and treatment of mental illness, service providers involved in planning and provision of care for the mental health issues, staff from local authorities.

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