EPISODE #1

The Impact of Covid 19 on BME Communities:

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Angela Kumah leads a discussion to provide an insight to the impact that Covid 19 pandemic on the well-being of the black community, with local Birmingham leaders, Councillor Paulette Hamilton, Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care; and Beresford Dawkins Community Development Lead, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust.

Covid 19 quarantine and social distancing policies have resulted in everyone living in a world where many of us are separated from our friends, family, and many of our usual support systems. This can lead to an increase in anxiety and wellbeing issues. The key areas of concern in terms of resilience are:

  • The Covid 19 Virus
  • The 2020 Lockdown period/social distancing
  • Health inequalities for BME communities and systemic racism against the Black community
  • The recession
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Angela Kumah

My name is Angela Kumah, and This is my lockdown. I am currently conducting a PhD research at Birmingham University, aimed at improving culturally sensitive mental health promotion among Black African and Afro-Caribbean communities in Birmingham.
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