SLAM members seminar: African and Caribbean men’s perspectives on social approaches to mental health recovery
Date: 03 May 2019 - 12:30
Location: ORTUS Conferencing and Events Venue, 82-96 Grove Lane, London, SE5 8SN
The disparities in mental health for African and Caribbean men is well-documented.
This presentation will report findings from a qualitative study to explore the meanings of social recovery for African and Caribbean men.
The study was conducted in two places, Leeds and London, where 59 individuals participated in one-to-one interviews.
The analysis shows that there were four inter-related themes:
- early life experiences;
- mental health experiences;
- what recovery means and
- what supports recovery
This conceptualisation of recovery is similar to that used by other groups of service users. What is unique for African and Caribbean men is how pathways to recovery need to take account of the life courses and experiences of these men at the intersection of ethnicity and gender in a racialised society.
This seminar is hosted by South London and Maudsley (SLaM) membership and governors.
To attend this talk you will need to be a member of SLaM.
If you are not yet a member, you can join via their website here.
If you have any concerns, please contact Carol on 0203 228 2441 or firstname.lastname@example.org