Understanding Patient Perspectives
Conversations on equality and diversity issues in
mental healthcare – Invitation to Participatory Workshop
“Equality & Diversity” is a popular phrase in healthcare and the media. But what does this phrase
actually mean to patients? This term can be understood and interpreted in different ways, and is sometimes interchanged with concepts such as ‘cultural competence’ or ‘cultural awareness’.
A PhD Research Project exploring the evaluation of Equality & Diversity UK NHS training is being
conducted to shed light on these questions. The aim of the project is to create an evaluation tool
in partnership with health professionals, patients and academics. This tool will be a practical
resource for improving the quality of the training for the benefit of the health professional and
Part of this Research Project involves a series of participatory workshops with key stakeholders,
to gain their input and advice in the development of an evaluation tool. Croydon BME Forum is
collaborating with this research and a participatory workshop will be held on the 20th August 2015.
The participatory workshop will involve group based tasks and discussions around the meaning of
cultural competence and how ‘Equality & Diversity’ training should be taught to health
• Inviting individuals who have experienced or been in contact with UK NHS mental health services
• Inviting individuals of all backgrounds, races, ethnicities, gender and age
• Lunch will be provided on arrival.
To book a place contact:
Date: Time: Venue:
Riya George: firstname.lastname@example.org