Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Training Day for SACMHF Staff Members

Sandwell African Caribbean Mental Health Foundation colleagues had a great day training on EDI (Equality, Diversity, Inclusion) presented by Aries EVC Services. It is important for SACMHF to keep up to date with most recent policies and practices regarding EDI, as we recruit a diverse range of talent within our foundation, we have a diverse range of service users and we believe in equality for all. Read more

Celebrating International Reggae Day

July 1st 2021 marked International Reggae Day! International Reggae Day is celebrated all around the world but mainly in Jamaica. It is a celebration for reggae culture and its influence on Jamaican music. Members of staff at Sandwell African Caribbean Mental Health Foundation (SACMHF) wanted to join in the festivities by celebrating the day too. Read more

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 - Exploring Nature

10th - 16th May 2021 is Mental Health Awareness Week. Nature and exercise is pivotal for people's mental health and wellbeing. The evidence is clear that access to nature is crucial for our mental health and millions of people re-discovered that during lockdowns this year. However, this was not the same for all of us. This year The Mental Health Foundation want to explore what the barriers are and ensure everyone is able to share in the natural world and experience the mental health benefits. Read more

Deaf Awareness Week 3rd - 9th May 2021 - Raising Awareness via zoom

Almost 10 million people in the UK are currently living with some form of hearing loss. 3rd - 5th May 2021 marks Deaf Awareness Week. Deafness and hearing loss can mean different things to different people. People use various words to describe how they view their own hearing loss. Being deaf or having a hearing loss may have an impact on someone's mental health, so it is important we use this week to raise awareness. Read more

Duchess of Sussex - Meghan Markle speaks out about Mental Health

Meghan Markle claimed she reached out for help with her mental health and she did not feel supported. It is vital that if people speak out about their mental health issues and need support, they receive the help they need. Here at Sandwell African Caribbean Mental Health Foundation we provide vital holistic services for people that need it the most and for the local community. Read more

International Women's Day #ChooseToChallenge

Monday 8th March 2021 marks International Women's Day. Here at SACMHF we celebrate all women's achievements and stand by this year's theme of #ChooseToChallenge. We thought we'd catch up with our Chief Officer, Pat Johnson - to hear about who inspires her and her thoughts on the topic. Read more

I can’t breathe: Black and dead in custody

Kevin Clarke repeatedly said, 'I can’t breathe' as he was restrained by police on the ground for 14 minutes during a mental health crisis. He died soon afterwards. Read more

'Discriminatory' mental health system overhauled

Plans have been announced to overhaul the mental health system - with the aim of making it less discriminatory towards black people. Read more

Support from local MP Nicola Richards

Nicola Richards MP for West Bromwich East speaks to the Health during his Covid19 Statement to rally further support Read more

News from around the African Caribbean Diaspora

Stories from around the globe. Health and cultural issues locally and from further afield. Read more

David Lammy's speeches on the Windrush scandal & Brexit.

David Lammy MP for Tottenham's rousing speeches about the Windrush scandal & Brexit. Read more

Talking about race and mental health

An article on race and inequality in mental health services by Jacqui Dyer Race Equality in Mental Health Campaigner. Read more