Black History Month

Black History Month runs throughout October and this year’s theme is ‘Time for Change: Action Not Words’. Black History Month (BHM) is an annual celebration of the contribution that people of Black African and Caribbean heritage have made both locally, nationally and across the world. We’re using the awareness month as an opportunity to celebrate staff of African Diaspora and to come together against racism, prejudice and injustice.

As part of this, staff from across the organisation have shared blogs about their culture, their achievements, why Black History Month is important to them and who inspires them. You can read them below. More will be added throughout the month. 

Black History Month

Danielle, Clinical Lead Speech and Language Therapist Forensic CAMHS and CAMHS Allied Health Professional (AHP) Lead shares her story

Black history is important as it raises awareness and highlights the achievements of so many great people at a local and international level, celebrating past and present events. It is a time to remember the struggles, inequalities and negative perceptions and help turn those around but also celebrate the wins and embrace the positive changes that are happening.

Hear from Wendy, Crisis Care Practitioner

“My morning starts here getting ready for the job that I have loved and have been grateful for for the past 21 years. I have worked as a mental health nurse in many different roles with Notts Healthcare since 2003 and seen it transform in many different ways. Although this has been rewarding it has become increasingly difficult doing this job, especially in the midst of a pandemic where I’m taking part in treating people with mental health difficulties as well as coping with my own anxieties.

 

 

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