This essential masterclass will enhance your understanding of the impact of inequality on mental health and the structural factors that drive inequality. Professionals an organisations need the required competencies to improve the access to, experience and outcomes in psychiatric services for all individuals with protected characteristics equitably. More specifically you will learn about inequalities that impact on mental health, (2) development of the RCPsych flagship Advancing Mental Health Equality (AMHE) Collaborative which is an example of an incremental approach to address inequality and (3) the fundamental role of coproduction and co-design to enhance the effectiveness of equality initiatives through collaboration with local communities. The masterclass will explore how to overcome persistent barriers to progressing equality.
Chair: Mr Paul Rees MBE, CEO of Royal College of Psychiatrists
Developing the RCPsych programme to tackle inequality in mental health - Dr Adrian James, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists
Inequality and discrimination: risk factors for poor mental health? - Dr Shubulade Smith CBE, Clinical Director, Forensic Pathways, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health, Royal College of Psychiatrists
Individual and system wide approaches to achieving equality in mental health care - Dr Rajesh Mohan, Consultant Psychiatrist, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, London