Jenny Chigwende is a Counselling Psychologist and Winston Churchill Fellow who works in a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service in London. Her main interests are in working with children and young people in the care system and culturally appropriate therapy. Her research has been looking into the experience of Black African and Black Caribbean People’s experience of Primary Care Mental Health Services. She is also the health lead for W12 Together, the White City and Wormholt Big Local where they are working together with local residents and local health professionals to offer culturally informed and culturally appropriate healthcare, that also includes third sector providers as well as the NHS.
We Still Have a Dream

We Still Have a Dream

Where I work, the stories of past traumas from racist experiences have come pouring out from both staff and young people. And as I heard their experiences, my initial anger turned into an overwhelming feeling of helplessness. But this sense of heaviness also began to change, as I understood the opportunity for people to speak their truth. And that Dr King’s dream of equality can still be realised in the generations to come.

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