MENTAL HEALTH EVENT

‘THE UNIQUE ISSUES FACED BY AFRIKAN CARIBBEAN PEOPLE IN THE MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM IN THE UK TODAY’

This was T.A.P’s first official public event which was held at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Birley Field Campus.

We screened short clips of Dr. Joy DeGruy’s documentary on Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome in the bid to highlight the mental health issues that exist within the African-Caribbean community.

The documentary featured very important and educational information based on the extensive trauma that our ancestors endured for over four-hundred years and how, based on science and psychology, the trauma exist unknowingly to most in our African-Caribbean community today. It was a very insightful and educational event which included guest speakers and members of the T.A.P group holding discussions with the public.

Much was learned by all who attended and based on the responses from our event feedback the opportunity to discuss these issues honestly was well received and appreciated.

As with the Love Event,T.A.P will be also organising a second part to the mental health event with the focus being on the solutions.

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