Black Health Matters
MHCLG continues its programme of events celebrating Black History Month discussing topics that effect our communities. This event sheds light on health realities of our black community in the UK. It is not a political issue its humanity. We will have with us three organisations doing amazing work on health issue effecting the black community with us will be ACLT, FivexMore and Black Mind Matters.
About the speakers
ACLT works to save lives through bone marrow blood and organ donation. It is a 40+ times award winning charity committed to providing hope to patients living with blood cancer and illnesses where a matched donor (stem cell, blood or organ) is required to save a life. Their work is driven by a belief that no one should die waiting for a donor to become available.
Black Women are 5 times more likely to die and FivexMore are working to find out why. They work to raise awareness on maternal disparities for black women in the UK supporting black mothers. FivexMore create resources and signpost them to useful resources should they need it.
Black Mind Matters
At Black Minds Matter U.K. their mission is to connect Black individuals and families with free professional mental health services across the U.K. they aim to do this by making mental health topics relevant and accessible for all Black people in the U.K.
How do I take part?
This is a virtual event open to staff from all Whitehall departments and Civil Servants. If you would like to come along to Strengthening our Communities event which will include a Q&A session on Wednesday 21st October 1.15- 3pm , please use your gov.uk email address to register for a ticket using the link on this page.
We encourage participants to critically reflect on this issue prior to joining the discussion, and also note that this event will be recorded.
Virtual details will be sent 24 hours before the session. When joining please put yourself on mute. You can also add this event to your Outlook calendar by clicking ‘add to calendar’ on the left of this page and then following the instructions. You will receive virtual details for session 24 hours before the session.
This event has been organised by the BAMEnet an inclusive MHCLG voluntary staff network. This is part of a programme of events taking place within MHCLG and wider government to celebrate Black History Month. The BAMEnet aims to celebrate and recognise the diversity of the MHCLG workforce and membership is open to all MHCLG staff. For further information and to join please contact: BAMENetwork@communities.gov.uk and Abigail.Agyei@communities.gov.uk