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The NW PPN and BABCP were delighted to co-host with the NW IAPT BAME Positive Practice into Action Launch Event, which took place on the 16th January 2020 at The British Muslim Heritage Centre.

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The full day event was facilitated by Saiqa Naz, co-author of the Positive Practice Guide, Chair of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) Special Interest Group and currently works in Sheffield’s Specialist Psychotherapy Service.

This event was a great opportunity for service and clinical leads and therapists to come together in a safe place to think about how to improve access and recovery for BAME communities. It provided time to network with local BAME organisations and to be supported to  think about how to implement the IAPT BAME Positive Practice Guide, develop action points and identify opportunities for collaboration. 

 
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Promo video of the day

Welcome & Opening Remarks
Maqsood Ahmed, Chief Executive of British Muslim Heritage Centre

Putting Inclusion at the Heart of Workforce Planning
Clare Baguley, Psychological Professions Workforce Lead, Clinical Advisory Team, Health Education England working across the North West

Development of the Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) BAME Positive Practice Guide: Part 1 & Part 2
Saiqa Naz, Co-author of the IAPT BAME Positive Practice Guide, Chair of BABCP Equality & Culture Special Interest Group

Personal experiences of seeking help from the BAME community
Abdi Hassan and Javid Rehman

During the morning session we heard from Saiqa Naz, co-author of the Positive Practice Guide about the guide and examples of good practice. We also heard Ursula James, IAPT Clinical Delivery Manager, NHS England and NHS Improvement, discussing why inclusion and widening access for BAME communitiies is a high priority. This was then followed by a moving performance of an award winning play ‘Mein pagal nahin houn’ -‘I am not crazy’ by Kamer Shoaib and performed by Saiqa Naz, Siama Badar and Samina Choudhry. 

For the afternoon session we heard from people with Personal Experiences who talked about their experiences of receiving care from the BAME community. This was followed by an insightful workshop in which delegates noted their collective actions from the day.

Download the programme here.

Title: Putting Inclusion at the Heart of Workforce Planning
Speaker: Clare Baguley, Psychological Professions Workforce Lead, Clinical Advisory Team, Health Education England working across the North West
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Title: Development of the Increasing Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) BAME Positive Practice Guide
Speakers: Saiqa NazCo-author of the IAPT BAME Positive Practice Guide, Chair of BABCP Equality & Culture Special Interest Group
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Title: Why is Inclusion & Widening Access for BAME Communities a Priority for IAPT? (Speaker requested that presentation was not for circulation)
Speaker: Ursula James, Senior Clinical Delivery Manager, NHS England and NHS ImprovementNational IAPT Programme and Dementia Programme 
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Title: Creatively Engaging Communities: Positive Practice in Action ‘Mein pagal nahin houn’ -‘I am not crazy’
Speaker: An award-winning play written by Kamer Shoaib and performed by Saiqa Naz & Samina Choudhry
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Title: Personal experiences of seeking help from the BAME community
Speakers: Abdi Karim Hassan and Javid Rehman

Title: Taking the IAPT Positive Practice Guide Forward - Interactive Workshop
Facilitator: Clare Baguley, Psychological Professions Workforce Lead, Clinical Advisory Team, Health Education England working across the North West
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 BAME guideDownload the full BAME Guide (PDF) or the Short BAME Guide (PDF) here.

pledges
 slido
 pledgesWorkshop form

Download the Delegate Pledges, Feedback FormSlido Feedback and Interactive workshop feedback documents here.


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