A Discussion: Anti Blackness and Mental Health
This recording is the second in a series of discussions as part of the Social Power and Mental Health: Evolving Research Through Lived Experience conference.
This online event featured Furaha Asani and Maya McFarlane in conversation with Aude Konan (chair). The conversation explored anti-Blackness, Black feminism and mental health, with topics including the hostile environment and migration, anti-Blackness in education and Black experiences of navigating the (mental) health system.
Aude Konan (they/them) (Writer and Playwright)
Furaha Asani (she/her) (Researcher, Teacher and Mental Health Advocate)
Maya McFarlane (she/her) (Women’s and Non-Binary Officer of the CUSU BME Campaign)
One of the key articles Furaha quotes is from the Race Equality Foundation's report entitled 'Racial disparities in mental health: Literature and evidence review'. Furaha would like to make a correction to her comment at 35:48. The point should be specifically about mental healthcare and not just healthcare in general. From the Race Equality Foundation's report on page 14 they state: "Pathways to mental health services show less access via primary care and an overrepresentation of black and minority ethnic communities in crisis care, often with more negative than positive experiences (Jeraj et al., 2015; Rabiee et al., 2014)."
This event is part of the Social Power and Mental Health: Evolving Research Through Lived Experience conference which will take place on 21– 22 April 2021