The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T +44 (0)1227 764000
Black and minority ethnic (BME) men's constructions of emotional wellbeing
The third of the Tizard series of research seminars is due to take place on Wednesday 28 November at the Kent Business School, from 5pm to 6pm.
Dr Frank Keating, Senior Lecturer at the Royal Holloway University, London will be looking at the mental health needs of BME men; an area of public concern. These groups are disproportionately represented in mental health statistics. Common concerns include the high rates of schizophrenia and psychotic disorders and the fact that these men normally find themselves at the harsher end of mental health services. This presentation will report the findings from a qualitative study to explore BME men's perceptions and constructions of emotional well-being. It will conclude that a complex mix of gendered and racial experiences, coercive power of institutions and men's own perceptions of services and vice versa contribute to how BME men construe emotional well-being.
The seminar is free and open to all members of the public and will be followed by a short informal drinks reception. If you wish to attend, please email J.Ruffels@kent.ac.uk
Story published at 4:55pm 25 October 2012