What is EMHIP?
Ethnicity & Mental Health Improvement Preprogramme EMHIP is a community-led intervention programme to reduce disparities and bring about change for Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic people in mental health care.
It is a collaborative partnership between South West London ICB (SWL ICB), South London &
Maudsley NHS Trust (SLaM) and BME voluntary, faith, and community groups, organised by Croydon BME Forum in collaboration with Asian Resource Centre Croydon and Wandsworth Community Empowerment Network (WCEN)
5 Key Inventions for Change
The EMHIP Croydon report, which launched March 2022 (at the end of Phase 1 of the programme), breaks down the keys issues and details case for EMHIP, what has been achieved and sets out interventions to reduce ethnic mental health inequalities.
1. Mental Health & Wellbeing Hubs
2. Improving Crisis Care and Choice
3. Reducing Coercion, Improving Inpatient Care
4. SMI – BME Specific Assertive Outreach Team
5. Creating a Culturally Capable Workforce
Where are we now?
We are now in the second phase of the programme. Sharing findings, getting feedback from stakeholders, faith leaders and our wider community and creating a plan of action to take the interventions forward.
As part of the programme faith and community leaders are engaged in a
Systemic Family Therapy Training to become qualified practitioners and support the communities they serve.
How can you get involved?
In order to see sustainable change for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, EMHIP needs to be integrated into every aspect of our care. The heart of this programme is co-production between community, faith and health care services.
– work in primary care, secondary care or any mental health care service
– are a faith or community leader
– lead on children’s and adult health care programmes in Croydon
– have lived experience in mental health care as a current/former service user or carer
Please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org