Mabadiliko which means ‘change’ in Swahili is concerned with expanding mental health providers’ cultural competency to improve Black African Caribbean people’s experience and increase recovery rates
Members of the Black African Caribbean population have dramatically lower treatment rates 6.2% in comparison to White British 13.3%. They are also more likely to disengage from early intervention services after the initial assessment. The seeming uncontrollability of this problem is matched by the paucity of solutions on offer.
Mabadiliko believe that improving cultural competence, coupled with small changes in how we deliver care, can significantly increase engagement and improve health outcomes for the Black African Caribbean people.
Our programme provides participants with a new toolkit for addressing the needs of this population and improving mental health outcomes for all.