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Covid 19 and BAME communities health and wellbeing zoom seminars

Recent government and health reports have highlighted that Covid-19 is disproportionately affecting the health and wellbeing of people from the BAME communities

You have an opportunity to learn more about the reasons why and to get key health information, by listening to and putting questions to experts about your health, care and wellbeing.

To join one or all of the five Friday evening online seminars in July, just book in advance on Eventbrite at https://covid19-and-bame.eventbrite.co.uk/

Transforming Communities Together is deliighted to be working with Dudley Council’s Public Health and Cornerstone Community Church, to plan and deliver these sessions to help BAME communities live longer, safe and healthier lives.

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The sessions, to be streamed live on Zoom, come in the light of government and public health reports that people from BAME communities have suffered disproportionately during the coronavirus pandemic.

They will give people from BAME communities, employers, health and care professionals, carers and volunteers an opportunity to listen to and put questions to experts about their health and wellbeing.

The ‘Friday Focus Webinars’ will take place from 7.15pm to 8.30pm via Zoom on:

  • Fri July 3rd
  • Fri July 10th
  • Fri July 17th
  • Fri July 24th
  • Friday July 31st

The seminars will also be recorded and shared on the Cornerstone Community Church’s Youtube channel.

Topics covered include mental health and wellbeing, safety in the workplace and the impact of Covid-19 on diabetics.

To join the online seminars people must register in advance on Eventbrite - https://covid19-and-bame.eventbrite.co.uk/

Bal Kaur, acting director of public health, said:

The coronavirus has had a disproportionate impact in BAME communities.
These seminars will provide an opportunity to explore information coming out of the lockdown from public health, NHS and community specialists.
We want to provide information, advice and guidance so that our BAME communities feel reassured.

Jacqui Demirovksa, Minister at Cornerstone Community Church said:

It is such an important time to engage with the BAME communities, individuals and families. Facing the challenges together we welcome the time to listen, talk and think about what more is needed to keep safe and well.
These seminars provide an opportunity to share concerns, engage together and make a difference as a community.

James Henderson, Senior Development Worker at Transforming Communities Together said:

At TCT, we want to see all people and communities thrive and flourish. We have been concerned to see that evidence that Covid-19 is disproportionately affecting the health and wellbeing of people from the BAME communities and so we're delighted to be partnering with Public Health and Cornerstone Community Church to share an empowering way for people to explore more about this complex issue.