To kickstart Asian Heritage Month we hosted a South East Asian luncheon event yesterday in the newly refurbished conference centre at Broomhill Hospital in Northamptonshire. We were honoured to have the esteemed Prof JS Bamrah CBE, renowned consultant psychiatrist, author, and researcher provide the keynote address.
Prof JS Bamrah, spoke engagingly about ‘Mental Health in an Unequal World’. His enlightening presentation was well received and provided much food for thought and lots of discussion during the Q&A session.
This was followed by delicious Indian lunch and then an informal panel discussion. The panel comprising of Prof JS Bamrah, SMHC’s Head of Psychology, Dr Mayuri Senapati, Trust Grade Doctor, Dr Ifrah Ali and CEO, Dr Imran Malik. This frank and open discussion touched on lived experiences and sharing learnings and was expertly facilitated by SMHC’s Deputy Medical Director, Dr Shahid Latif.
Dr Latif summed up: It was a wonderful opportunity to come together and not only celebrate how South East Asians have enriched the UK but also acknowledge and discuss the continuing discrimination in the healthcare sector.