Call for papers on intersectional stigma and Mental Health for Thrive LDN and London Health Board

Many HEAR members work with clients with mental health support needs. User and community led projects can help overcome the intersectional discrimination and stigma that disproportionately impacts on some Londoners’ mental wellbeing.

Right to Thrive and Thrive LDN are Mayor of London, NHS, London Councils supported projects to “help better understand how discrimination… affects a person’s mental health and well-being”. HEAR members were concerned that Thrive LDN’s methods of delivery (largely online) excluded and stigmatised those it sought to represent. To begin to address these concerns Thrive LDN has commissioned HEAR to produce supplementary research based on our members’ expertise.

The paper will be presented at the London Health Board, chaired by Mayor Sadiq Khan. We are looking for research, reports, casestudys, quotes, data from you on the frontline, that are:

  • examples of intersectional discrimination, exclusion and stigma impacting on mental wellbeing
  • examples of projects that improve mental health and well-being in intersectional communities in London
  • examples of structural discrimination excluding intersectional people from accessing services and opportunities to influence policy and commissioning (which impact on public health planning, preventative health care and early intervention)
  • practical recommendations that once adopted will enable Thrive LDN to work more closely together with equalities VCS and user-led mental health organisations, including HEAR members, to improve mental wellbeing of intersectional communities

You will be fully referenced in the research and your papers (if appropriate) will be added to www.HEARequality.org.uk/equalities-and-human-rights-resources/

Please email Mhairi with research, reports, quotes or data for consideration and inclusion, or with any questions about “Expert by experience Londoners Said” (working title) mhairi@reap.org.uk

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