FIKA WELIE Caribbean and African Mental Health Unit and Research Centre are asking for the community’s support to establish a much needed culturally appropriate mental health unit for Caribbean and African men and women.
A report from the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health 2019: Advancing Mental Health Equality said: “Everyone has the right to be treated with respect and dignity, without discrimination, and to access appropriate mental health and social care when it is needed.
“However, inequalities in mental health support, care and treatment are evident in the health and social care system.”
In the light of the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been documented evidence that systemic racism contributed to the disproportionate Covid-19 death rate among BAME NHS staff and communities being affected and dying of Coronavirus.
On top of this there was the brutal murder of George Floyd by white police officers in the USA.
This has led to an…