"BME awareness in mental health "

About: Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust / Adult mental health (inpatient)

(as other),

The NHS does provide a good service but these services are not getting to the African Carribean communities in the way they should.

Raising awareness means making available more development workers. A lot more needs to be done to raise awareness of mental health within the BME communities.

Prevention and medication are also important as well as learning about diverse cultures is crucial. We need to continue addressing the Delivery in Race Equality agenda.

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Response from Jane Danforth, Involvement Team , Involvement & Experience, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

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Thank you for taking the time to share your opinion. We appreciate any feedback as it helps us to improve what we do as a Trust. I will pass on your posting to Adult Mental Health Services for further comment.

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Response from Involvement Team , Involvement & Experience, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Thank you for raising this on Patient Opinion. The Trust is very much committed to continuing the legacy of the delivery of the Race Equality Agenda and consequently has 8 community development workers whose role is to engage with BME communities.

Obviously,you believe there is a gap in service provision and if you would like to share your thoughts about these issues please ring Catherine Conchar our Head of Equality & Diversity who would be pleased to have a discussion with you.

Catherine Conchar: 0115 9934543