As part of a Stress Awareness Month, Marteka Swaby takes over show to share a special LIVE BAME Mental Health Panel Discussion – Challenging Stigma
Day 22 – Reinforce, Energise & Focus Stress Awareness – Panel Discussion with Marteka Swaby, Eduardo Da Costa & Douglas Hamandishe
Eduardo Da Costa, Art Curator & Mental Health Advocate. Sharing his personal experiences. Marteka has over 15 years experience improving emotional wellbeing through coaching, consulting and mentoring. She is an expert in mental health and is curating health & wellbeing programmes for individuals, teams and organisations. She has worked in one of the UK’s largest NHS Mental Health Trusts. And practices as a Psychotherapist, specialising in compulsive & emotional eating disorders.
Covid-19 has the potential to increase discrimination for vulnerable communities, particularly where there is existing discrimination. To understand why BAME communities are 20% more likely than their white counter-parts to experience psychological distress We explore cultural nuances to challenge the stigma of mental health In BAME communities, sharing some coping strategies or actions we can implement: – Creating different narratives across different systems – The role of discrimination within the treatment disparity – Mass Media stereotypes & vulnerability perceptions – Top 5 Actions or coping strategies
This is a real eye opening show with great insights, focusing not only on the challenges face BAME communities but also on the solutions.
Thank you Marteka for allowing me to share this discussion.
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