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How Culture Affects Mental Health

The culture we live in can affect our mental health and the way we think about and talk about mental health. Research from the Mental Health Foundation indicates that people living with apposing cultures can be more susceptible to mental health diffi culties because of the stress related to living with different cultural norms and developing/sustaining a sense of identity.

This course will explore the link between cultural experiences and mental health as well as considering how paying respect to people’s experiences in a non-assuming and nonstigmatising way can help people feel listened to and be beneficial to their overall recovery.

By the end of the course, you will:

  • Explore the impact of culture on our mental health
  • Consider how living with apposing cultures can affect us
  • Explore links between cultural norms and beliefs, stigma and mental health diagnosis
  • Consider how having a positive regard for peoples cultural experiences can have a positive effect on mental health and recovery.

Lead tutors: Nireexa Solanki and Brad Adams from Family Action

“She was so engaging and I love that it’s taught by someone from a different culture.”

Dates, Times and Venues:

12 June 2019 - 10am to 4pm
Room 3, The Curve, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester M25 3BL

2 September 2019 - 10am to 4pm
Room 3, The Curve, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester M25 3BL

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