Have your say on the pandemic’s impact on the mental health and wellbeing of women and girls. To particularly consider how the voluntary, community and faith sectors are well placed to contribute to meeting the arising needs.

A virtual roundtable session will take place on 6th December 2022 and will be led by Jed Francique (Head of Mental Health Partnerships) and Jenny Drew (Mental Health Awareness Delivery Officer) from WMCA. We have 30 spaces only. Please let us know if you would like to participate and we will confirm if you have been allocated a place by 29 November 2022. We are looking for participation from the commercial, charitable, community and faith sectors and individuals with lived experience . 

This roundtable discussion will feed into the work of the WMCA-convened Mental Health Commission, which will be exploring this subject on 13th December. Your voice matters!

The MH Commission involves representatives from a number of stakeholders – the NHS, local authorities, West Midlands OPCC, regional health bodies, social housing, voluntary, community & faith sector bodies, sports & physical activities bodies and independent members. It was set up in April 2022 to support the pursuit of a mentally healthier region by:

a)  Supporting a clear regional understanding of the differential mental health and wellbeing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on local people – at home, in education, at work and at play. 

b)  Understanding the response to the pandemic, particularly recognising and celebrating local innovation and good practice in supporting mental health & wellbeing;

c)  Co-developing priority actions for the WMCA and partners to make further contributions towards a mentally healthier region, and to reduce inequalities in mental health.  

If you are interested in taking part in the conversation please email [email protected] with a short biography of you and your organisation.