What promotes social recovery for African and Caribbean men
This event will draw together findings from a National Institute of Health Research, School for Social Care Research Project that was conducted in Leeds and London by Royal Holloway University and by Leeds Beckett University between 2016 and 2018.
This event will consider the significance of ethnicity, gender, culture, identity, and agency to mental health recovery. The focus is on the experiences of African and Caribbean men. The session will interrogate the value of socially-constructed approaches to recovery that challenge traditional service hierarchies. This event will provide a forum to explore the key findings of the research and discuss what this means for policy and practice. Two presentations by Dr Kris Southby and Dr Pamela Fisher will outline the key findings. Presentations will be followed by a mini-play ‘Take Control’, written and performed by Devon Marston. Devon is a founding member of the Sound Minds music and theatre group, an expert-by-experience, and advisor to the research project. The play illuminates the issues identified in the research and acts as a powerful catalyst for reflection and discussion. The schedule for the event is: - 10:30am - 11:00am – Arrival refreshments - 11:00am - 12:00pm – Presentation of the research findings + questions - 12:00pm - 1:00pm – Lunch and networking - 1:00pm - 2:00pm – 'Take Control’ play + questions - 2:00pm - 3:00pm – Group discussion Please register at the link below or contact: pamela.l.fisher@ leedsbeckett.ac.uk or firstname.lastname@example.org