African Health & Wellbeing Day

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African Health and Wellbeing Day is a landmark occasion that is aimed at the African and African Caribbean communities of Britain. It brings together African centred.  therapists, wellbeing experts and organisations specialising in mental and physical health for a fun packed festival of educational talks, workshops and presentations. Our aim is to raise awareness of the culturally specific therapies and therapeutic services that build community resilience and healing.

STATISTICS

20.7%

black people aged 16 years and over who had suicidal thoughts, attempt suicide or self-harmed.

7.5%

of Black people (including both sexes) compared to with 3% of White British reported at least one sign of drug dependency in the past year.

40%

Black and ethnic minorities are more likely than white Britons to come into contact with mental health services through the criminal justice system

3.2%

of black men aged 16 years and older have screened positive for a psychotic disorder in the past year

African Caribbean people are 3-5 times more likely than any other group to be diagnosed and admitted to hospital for schizophrenia

Consent for organ donation was over 1.6 times as likely to be given for White patients (69%) than for those of all other ethnic groups combined (42%)

Sickle cell trait is found in:

1 in 4 West Africans and
1 in 10 Afro-Caribbeans

Each year, 288.7 out of every 100,00 black people are detained under the Mental Health Act compared to 180 for White people and 97.1 and 91.9 for Asian people

OVERVIEW

EXHIBITORS

Meet the best of Britain's African centred therapists, wellbeing practitioners, natural product vendors and charities.

SEMINARS

Intimate break out sessions and advice with leading wellbeing practitioners.

TALKS & PANEL DISCUSSION

Keynotes on transforming the health and mental health landscape for Africa and African Caribbean people.

NETWORKING

Meet the people you need to make a difference where you are. Connect with industry peers, contacts and thought leaders.

EVENT PROGRAMME

Please note: programme is subject to change

11:00 - 18:00 - Event Open to the Public

TALKS

11:00 - 12:15

Race, Class, Poverty & Health: Understanding the social determinants of poor health outcomes

13:00 - 14:00

Building Community Resilience: Popularizing African Psychology and African Centred Therapy

14:30 - 15:30

Towards an inclusive future: Representation in Clinical Psychology and the Mental Health System

SEMINARS

11:30 - 12:00

Mindfulness & African Spirituality

12:15 - 12:45

Introduction to Naturopathy

13:00 - 13:30

Black Masculinity in the 21st Century

13:45 - 14:15

Reproductive Health for African Women

14:30 - 15:00

Averting Mental Illness in Black Children

15:15 - 15:45

Genetics and Mental Health

16:00 - 17:30

Panel Discussion

Challenging mental health policy: Recommendations for legislative transformation

SPEAKERS

Rameri Moukam Pix

Rameri Moukam

Clinical Director 

Pattigift Therapy

Malcolm Phillips Pix

Malcolm Phillips

Psychologist & Mental Health Expert 

Oremi Centre 

Patrick Vernon Pix

Patrick Vernon

Activist & Social Commentator

 

Natalie Creary Pix

Natalie Creary

Programme Director

Black Thrive  

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Marverine Cole

Journalist & Broadcaster

 

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Suman Fernando

Psychiatrist, Lecturer & Writer

 

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Jabeer Butt

Chief Executive

Race Equality FDN

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Dr Oz Eno 

Black of Respect Campaign

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Hari Sewell

Author & Director

HS Consulting

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Malik Gul 

Director

Wandsworth Community Empowerment Network

EXHIBITORS

Showcase your business on a fun packed day of education on the range of therapies and services targeted at the African and African Caribbean community

Generate highly targeted new business leads for your product or service

Build your brand with our cross-marketing and promotion strategy

Host a 30min seminar, demonstrate your leadership and expertise in a unique way

Network and build contacts with some of the leading African centered practitioners in Britain

CONFIRMED EXHIBITORS

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Magnetix Wellness

makeba.magnetix-wellness.com

African Therapies for Healing and Transformation

FORWARD

                    forwarduk.org.uk

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 Positive East

          positiveeast.org.uk 

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Telly Philius

                     tellyphilius.com

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Soul Medicine

                                    soul-medicine.co.uk

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Sickle Cell Society

         sicklecellsociety.org

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NHS Blood & Transplant

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African Therapies for Healing and Transformation

Forever Knowledge

wellbeingwarrior.myforever.biz/store

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Alzheimer’s Jamaica Friends Association

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

Choice of a Single Vendor Stall or a Shared Stall (2 vendors applying together)
Stall Size: 182cm x 76cm plus 2 chairs

EVENT LOCATION

Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL

GET IN TOUCH

events@panafricanthought.com

Stella Lucien 07745911285
Nigel Stewart 07908772687
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