Awards and conference: looking forwards

21 May 2021

Recognising fantastic work, plus the importance of adapting and wellbeing.

Celebrating the Mary Seacole Awards

This year’s virtual Mary Seacole Leadership and Development Awards had a slightly different focus. Due to Covid, much of the awardees’ (for 2019-2020) project work is still underway – and has involved the awardees having to adapt and innovate. So the evening was a chance to celebrate their achievements so far, with plenty of inspiration and reflection.

The Mary Seacole Awards provide opportunities to undertake specific healthcare projects that benefit the health outcomes of black, Asian and ethnic minority communities.

Those being celebrated were:

Leadership awards

Eula Miller, senior lecturer, programme lead mental health, Manchester Metropolitan University – Achieving Care Together (ACT) Project.

Malko Adan, senior research midwife, Imperial College London/Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust – Bridging the inequality of outcomes experienced by black African and black Caribbean women in spontaneous pre-term birth: a service evaluation.

Development awards

Rebecca Agboola, health visiting team lead, Central London Community

Healthcare NHS Trust – Increasing the uptake of two to 2.5 years child health reviews among black and Asian minority ethnic groups: an exploration of factors influencing the uptake in a deprived area of Kensington and Chelsea, London.

Amanda Firth, PhD student at the University of Bradford, senior lecturer in midwifery, University of Huddersfield – Perinatal depression in refugee and asylum-seeking women: investigating the issue at a service user, clinical and system level.

Anganie Seecharan, diabetes specialist nurse, London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust – An evaluation of group session for people with type 2 diabetes on insulin amongst black, Asian and other ethnic minority communities.

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Book now! Unite-CPHVA one-day virtual conference

The inaugural one-day Unite-CPHVA national conference is being held virtually on Wednesday 9 June 2021. Entitled ‘Health and wellbeing for all ages’, the aim is to help tackle some of the key problems posed by the pandemic.

Topics will include staff wellbeing, parental mental health (fathers), school age wellbeing, and babies in lockdown.  Speakers will include paternal mental health expert Mark Williams and Sally Hogg of the Parent-Infant Foundation.

The cost to attend is as follows:

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