About the Organisers
Mental health is viewed heavily as a taboo subject within African and Caribbean communities. With mental health, often being linked to voodoo culture and the devil's work. This along with the heavy expectation for Black people to be strong and deal with their issues results in many mental health sufferers suffering in silence. Black boys are 17 times more likely to be sectioned than their white male counterparts and figures of admission of Black remain unrecorded. 37% of inpatients in mental health institutions are Black despite Black people only accounting for 7% of the UK’s population. 56% of Black people in Mental health institution are there because of being sectioned. Despite concerns of institutional racism little has been done to improve service provision for African and Caribbean people. It’s fair to say that there issue with how Mental Health is dealt with within both African and Caribbean communities and Mental health Institutions. So, this is where SAIE comes in.
About the Event
Our launch event #BreakTheStigma2017 was a huge success, so SAIE is back for the winter with our first winter soiree!
Come Dressed to Impress!
With prizes for best dressed male and female, live music and entertainment - SAIE is providing you with an evening filled with fun, food and a chance to learn from others!
Mental Health is a taboo subject in African and Caribbean Communities with individuals from this community most commonly affected.
Join us on our evening of the 3 Es: Education, Enlightenment and Enjoyment.
Raffles and Prizes to be won on the night!
On the night, we will be collecting items for christmas shoeboxes which will be delivered to a Mental Health Hospital of our choosing.