Non-racism and Toxic Interaction Theory in Mental Health Practice: Professional responsibility in the light of systemic racism – Hari Sewell, Director, HS Consultancy

December 4, 2020 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Zoom meeting
Louise White

This talk will summarise the nature of inequalities for black people in mental health and examine whether the service response is proportionate to the levels of inequality. Additionally, I will highlight ways in which practice does not fully validate the experience of racism in its many forms by using a ‘service-user led’ rationale for not exploring the impact of racisms on black people’s lives; as if the trauma impact and risk can only be considered phenomenologically and does not exist in absolute terms.

Hári is founder and Director of HS Consultancy and is a former executive director of health and social care in the NHS. He has worked as national equalities lead for the National Mental Health Development Unit as part of his consultancy. He regularly runs training days for the NHS, local authorities and voluntary sector organisations and is widely published on the field of equalities. He is Honorary Senior Research Fellow at University of Central Lancashire and is Specialist Guest Lecturer at University of Bradford. Hári is co-founder, and chair of the national Social Care Strategic Network (Mental Health) until November 2010. Hári has had various books, articles and book chapters published, with new material emerging regularly, usually ever year.

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