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Hardly Hard to Reach: towards refugee-led mental health provision

May 2, 2019 | VCS

HEAR Equality and Human Rights Network and Race on the Agenda (ROTA) would like to invite you for an exciting two-day peer learning programme on campaigning and lobbying for mental health equality. You will hear from leading thinkers in equality and human rights that will provide an engaging environment for sharing experiences, practices, and knowledge.
Day 2 – Wednesday 22nd of May
Venue: Centre for Armenian Information & Advice, Hayashen, 105a Mill Hill Road,
Acton, London, W3 8JF
10:30-13:00 Strategic Communications Strategic communications theory and building campaign messages for #HardlyHardToReach Kathryn Quinton – Communications Director and Alice Jennings – head of Digital and Strategic Communications, Equally Ours
Networking lunch
13.30-1600 Public speaking and public affairs Building confidence to speak and influence in public Tebussum Rashid – Deputy Chief Executive, BTEG
Day 3 – Tuesday 11th of June
Venue: Tamil Community Centre, 359 Hanworth Road, TW3 3SQ
10:30-13.00 Advocacy as action Peer, community and self advocacy to access services, challenging and appealing decisions, and building case-law British Institute of Human Rights
Networking lunch
13.30-1600 Collective Impact How to work collaboratively and Black Thrive constructively for mental health equality
The event is free and open to individuals and community organisations that are or support people from a refugee, migrant or minority background with mental health support needs. Places must be booked in advance and are limited to 25 people. Priority will be given to individuals and community organisations who have been involved in the Mental Health Equality Campaign. For more information or to sign up, email Laurie Lijnders at You do not need to attend all three days or both sessions on the day. When registering, please clearly state which session you would like to attend and inform us of any access needs or dietary requirements.

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