South London has a significant number of people from Latin America where language barriers and lack of knowledge about available services cause health inequalities. This often leads to deterioration in both mental and physical wellbeing. The project aims to support Spanish and Portuguese speaking service users, carers and staff to access mental health support and knowledge through co-produced education.
In late 2016 and early 2017, SLaM Recovery College trained a small group of Spanish and Portuguese speaking practitioners and peer recovery trainers in co-production and facilitation skills. In pairs, they are now translating course materials and adding cultural context, and will deliver the workshops in late summer 2017.
The following workshops will be offered in both Spanish and Portuguese:
- Understanding Bipolar Disorder
- Understanding Anxiety
- Introduction to Recovery and Wellbeing
- Understanding Psychosis
- Understanding Depression
Dates and venues will be advertised shortly. To express interest, please contact the SLaM Recovery College office on 020 3228 3643 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.