In this final article of the series, the author explores their experiences as a Black man from the Caribbean community, the importance of tending to the personal impact of racism on their own mental health and that of other Black men within UK mental health provision.
Reflective articles are personal responses by selected attendees to the 2021 Racial Equity workshops led by Nikkia Young and on the intersection of DDP with racial and social justice.
Please be aware that the reflective articles may contain sensitive anecdotes and/or stories that may be upsetting and re-triggering. Their purpose is to spark inner reflection. If you are feeling moved reading them, we encourage you to journal, meditate and be with the important feelings being shared. Sitting with and truly engaging with our responses and emotions is part of the process.
This is the final article in this series. We have been publishing one or two each month in 2021, as a part of the ongoing work to reach out to and engage with all members of our community. This an integral component of DDPI and DDP Connects UK’s joint commitment to social justice and equity for all.
At present the RESJ Committee are not accepting any new members. If you would like to register your future interest then please email Randy Maldonado, Committee Chair, at email@example.com.