Beverley presented for the Nilaari Agency team and stakeholders exploring Intercultural Perspectives and how these can be incorporated into their work. Nilaari Agency is a mental health BAME focused service in Bristol providing various social care support in the community.
'A very insightful and thought provoking presentation, will definitely be using some of the tips in my work' (Participant Testimonial)
Beverley presented on various topics of consideration to challenge and enhance EDI champion mentality. Exploring the impact of racism and discrimination from a psychological trauma informed perspective.
'Very informative. I liked the psycho-educational aspect of the training. I hope there will be more trainings like this'. (Participant Testimonial)
An annual event launched in 2019, paused due to the Covid-19 pandemic but back in full effect for 2022. The Soul Saving Station Church of Saratoga Springs, New York welcomes Beverley as their resident mental health guest speaker for their annual church camp retreat. Beverley explored the various factors that contribute towards the experience of church trauma, focusing on the root causes that lay within. A presentation followed by a group therapy session got the guests thinking, reflecting and most importantly healing!
'Amazing! Beverley really got us thinking, talking and reflecting. Can't wait to hear what she has in store for us next year'. (Participant Testimonial)
Coffee Saturday is a free weekly community affair! Hosted by Ubuntu SLN.
Beverley spoke about Adolescent mental health and it's impact on mental illness during adulthood.
'Really good! This is such an important topic for discussion, I really gained a deeper understanding.' (Participant Testimonial)
At this event the relationship between self-esteem and unhealthy relationship dynamics was explored. There was a reflective workshop to develop self awareness and empower the audience to have the confidence and tools to take action and make effective changes.
'The open discussions about various mental health topics made the event interactive and informative. Tips on how to find a therapist was also really helpful.' (Participant Testimonial)
Soul Saving Station Church in Saratoga Springs New York State, welcomed Beverley and her informative presentations and talks on mental health & well-being, contributing to their 1st Annual Retreat dedicated to raising awareness and celebrating the Mind, Body, Spirit three part one entity concept. Ministering to ministers, church leaders and other attendees, Beverley spoke about some very sensitive topics, engaging the audience to develop their spiritual empathy and be better equipped to support individuals that present with mental health concerns in the church and community.
'Beverley is a great asset to this event. She brought a lot of insight and valid perspective'. (Participant Testimonial)
Representing the community but speaking from a mental health professional perspective, Beverley spoke at the Lewisham BAME Mental Health Summit 2018, about her Intercultural approach to psychotherapy, advocating for more culturally sensitive mental health options for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups. The event was organised by Lewisham CCG and Lewisham Council. The Mayor and Mayoress of Lewisham, Lead Joint Commissioner of Lewisham Adult Mental Health Services, the Director of Lewisham Health Watch, and around 80 participants from the community were in attendance.
'This was a really interesting talk. It's good to hear about more effective treatments for the BAME community'. (Participant Testimonial)
A series of weekly online workshops facilitated by various racial wellness therapists. Our associate therapist Muku leads a workshop every month focused on healing from racial trauma.
"This is the session where I received the most knowledge, I received a whole new perspective on what racism is and the effects of trauma." (Participant Testimonial)
"The speaker explained key concepts really well and took the time to answer questions along the way. Her delivery was natural and we got real insight." (Participant Testimonial)
The article is entitled Beyond Survival: Racial Trauma, Radical Self-Care, & Our Healing As Resistance.
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