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Trust celebrates Black History Month

Our Trust, in partnership with the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), will co-host a conference as part of Black History Month celebrations, exploring the issues that particularly affect Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) patients, service users and health service staff.

The event, being held on Friday 14th October at The Collection Hotel in Birmingham will see staff members in attendance as the event explores clinical and cultural issues that affect BME (black and minority ethnic) service users and health service staff.

Throughout the month, the Trust will be supporting and holding several other events to celebrate the achievements and contributions of BME communities in Britain.

Chaplain and Co-Ordinator of Spiritual Care, Novelette Aldred will be a key speaker at an event being held by African Caribbean Community Initiative (ACCI) on Sunday 16th October 2016 from 11.30am at Jubilee Christian Centre in Wolverhampton.  Further information can be found   Image on the event flyer.

ACHIC will be holding a free event on Friday 21st October at Park Inn, West Bromwich from 9.30am – 4.00pm, which will feature BCPFT’s Tabetha Darmon, Associate Director for Safeguarding Children and Adults as a key speaker. ACHIC events focus on health concerns that affect a high number of African-Caribbean patients and will cover a range of topics from Mental Health, Cancer and Diabetes.    Image For further information on the day, view the event flyer. 

The aim of Black History Month is to promote knowledge of black history and experience, to disseminate information on positive contributions made by the black community and to heighten confidence and awareness of black people in their cultural heritage. 

Emma Louis, Head of Diversity and Spirituality, said: "This is a fantastic opportunity for staff, patients and the local community to get involved and understand our local diverse communities and how much they strengthen our society."