Social Action for Health are holding a community event around BAME men’s mental health and wellbeing, on Wednesday 15 June.
It will be a large scale, interactive community event where they are hoping to involve and engage local Black, Asian, and minoritised ethnic men in a discussion about their mental health and wellbeing. The hope is that these discussions will also empower the community to get involved in shaping mental health services and support for local BAME men.
The event will run from 10:30 AM until 2:30 PM on Wednesday 15 June at the London Muslim Centre in Whitechapel. The vast majority of participants will be from the BAME male community, but women will also be involved and welcome at the event. Somali and Bengali translators and bilingual speakers will be on hand for those who prefer to speak in these languages, and men-only tables will be available.
They will also hear from guest speakers including:
- Mr Abdul Qayum, Imam of East London Mosque
- Mr Day Njovana, Tower Hamlets Director of East London NHS Foundation Trust
- Mr Jama Omar, Managing Director of Somali Senior Citizen Club
There will be an opportunity for participants to leave the event for prayer at East London Mosque and then re-join when a free lunch will be served.
More information can be found at their Eventbrite page, including how to register for your free ticket.