Friends, Families and Travellers

Upcoming webinar on mental health inequalities for Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller communities

The webinar will focus on the findings of the report which examines the mental health inequalities experienced by Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller communities. UOK Partner Friends, Families and Travelers has co-developed the report alongside VCSE Health and Wellbeing Alliance and Roma Support Group.

New Report Highlights Mental Health Inequalities Among Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller Communities

Launch Date: Wednesday, 19th June
Time: 1:00 PM
Online via Zoom

Registration link here.

Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller people face numerous barriers when attempting to access healthcare and mental health support services, leading to worsened health inequalities, premature death, and reduced life expectancy. Addressing these critical issues, Friends, Families and Travellers, one of the UOK’s key partners, collaborated with the Roma Support Group under the VCSE Health and Wellbeing Alliance to produce an important new report titled “Tackling Mental Health Inequalities for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller People”.

This report explores the prevalent mental ill-health experiences in the community and offers essential insights for fostering better engagement between mental health services and these communities.

Upcoming Event on June 19th to Present Key Findings

At the upcoming event on June 19th, the main findings of the report will be presented. They will highlight several enabling factors for improved interaction and support from mental health services. These factors include culturally sensitive approaches, tailored outreach programs, and the importance of building trust with these communities.

Addressing Health Inequalities

The report represents a significant step towards addressing the mental health disparities faced by Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller people. It emphasises the need for continued collaborative efforts to ensure equitable healthcare access for all. Friends, Families and Travellers have been working dedicatedly to tackle these pressing health inequalities, and if you or someone you know requires support, get in touch with them using the details listed here.

Join the Q&A Session

Following the presentation, a Q&A session will be held, providing attendees with the opportunity to delve deeper into the report’s findings and discuss potential solutions. This session aims to foster a dialogue on the critical issues highlighted in the report and explore actionable steps towards better mental health support for Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller communities.