The Uncomfortable Conversation; Talking About Race in Cornwall – Health: 20 Mar, ONLINE

March 20, 2021 | 8:00 pm

Fish Factory Arts Space presents: ‘The Uncomfortable Conversation; Talking About Race in Cornwall’

Following our first conversation, we will be looking into issues related to health and wellbeing, discussing topics such as: the impacts of racism on mental health, identity and the sense of self. There will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the talk. The talk will be taking place on Zoom.

Join Abi Hutchinson with her guest speaker; Dr Nneamaki Ekebuisi.

Abi Hutchinson is the Cultural Director at Black Voices Cornwall, which aims to enable Cornwall to become actively anti-racist. Abi is passionate about raising awareness about the inequalities people of colour face and breaking down the barriers.

Dr Nneamaka Ekebuisi is a Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). She specialises in working with trauma which is underpinned by attachment theory. She has also recently begun working as a Clinical Tutor at the University of Plymouth on the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Programme. She is the first black person to be employed to work as a Clinical Tutor on the doctorate at Plymouth University. As well as being involved in teaching on the course, she supports the Clinical Psychology trainees on placements within NHS Trusts and Social Services across Cornwall. As part of the programme she is a lead member of a working group looking to increase cultural competence within the DClin curriculum. She is additionally involved in setting up a mentoring scheme for BAME aspiring psychologists, and offer mentoring for BAME trainees on the Bath and Plymouth DClin courses. This reflects her interest in raising the profile of BAME people and professionals locally, and celebrating the diversity this can bring to the region.

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