Health and Education Issues in BME Communities

The Conference held in April 2010 was held in the context of the basic human right principle of education and health for all to achieve the following three main objectives:

  1. Consciousness: raising awareness among people of African descent, other ethnic minorities and Bristol community as a whole of the implications of mental health issues;
  2. Empowerment: Using education to empower people of disadvantaged African descent and other communities in the context of community-based development work or participatory action research (PAR);
  3. Community Cohesion: Using education and social networking through consultative workshops and film to promote cooperation and collaboration among diverse communities of people of African descent and other ethnic minorities and locals as a way of overcoming misunderstandings;