Improving the health of people of African and Caribbean descent

6 June 2017

Written by: Lambeth Health and Wellbeing Board

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Join us at the next Health & Wellbeing Board on Thursday 29 June, the focus this session is the health of people of African and Caribbean descent in Lambeth.

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Improving the health of people of African and Caribbean descent

People of African and Caribbean descent suffer disproportionately when it comes to mental health and wellbeing. Black Thrive seeks to build a culture in Lambeth whereby black communities are able to thrive and improve their mental health and wellbeing, supported by relevant, accessible services, which provide the same excellent quality of support for all people regardless of their race.

HWB informal session (5pm – 6pm)

At this informal event, there will be a presentation about the progress Black Thrive has made to date, and attendees will be able to share their views to shape its three main themes of work:

  • prevention of mental ill health
  • improving access to services
  • better experiences for people using mental health services.

Everyone is welcome to attend. As well as hearing from local experts, you will be able to share your views and hear from other Lambeth residents through group discussions. This is also an opportunity to talk with members of the Board.

There is no need to book; you can simply turn up. Tea and coffee will be available.

Formal Board Meeting (6pm – 8pm)

The agenda for the formal part of the Health and Wellbeing Board will be available shortly. All are welcome to attend this part of the meeting as well.

Meeting details

When:     Thursday 29 June 2017.
Where:    Karibu Education Centre, 7 Gresham Road, London, SW9 7PH.

More information


What is the Health and Wellbeing Board?

Lambeth’s Health and Wellbeing Board aims to build strong and effective partnerships, which improve the commissioning and delivery of services across the NHS and local government, leading to improved health and wellbeing for local people.

Part of its role is to establish a shared understanding of health and wellbeing outcomes for Lambeth’s population, and set the strategic direction for action to improve and protect health and wellbeing and reduce inequalities.

The Board meets four times a year.