Our journey towards becoming an Anti-Racist Organisation started in May 2020, following the murder of George Floyd and the impact of the Black Lives Matter movement. We have always known that black people face discrimination as a result of structural racism within Mental Health Services.
We are responding to local diverse needs, engaging with seldom heard and under-represented communities and really listening. We are developing new services in partnerships with local people and grass root providers, developing peers leadership, and enabling people to be their authentic self.
Our model of listening. learning and leading change in our local community is fundamental for now and the future.
We, as a team, have created an Anti-Racist statement that we will induct all our new staff on but also have this as a focal part of our organisation. We will intentionally learn, listen and re educate ourselves and we will not tolerate any discrimination, however minor.
From this journey we have been able to work collaboratively to create our own organisational Anti-Racist statement. This has been adopted throughout the organisation and we are at the forefront of our community, speaking with other organisations that are also interested in developing similar models.
If you would like to read more about our journey and how we got here, please feel free to find out more below: