Weston and North Somerset COVID-19 Community Recovery logo

Get project news

Do you want to receive an email when news items are posted?

Your email will be used to contact you about project updates. You can unsubscribe at any point. Please read our privacy policy.

News on Weston and North Somerset COVID-19 Community Recovery

Back to news

Racism and its Impact on Mental Health – Weston Town Council Talks

At the end of November 2020, Weston Town Council passed an anti-racism motion that will help to ensure Weston-super-Mare is actively inclusive and anti-racist.

As part of this resolution the council has been holding meetings with many of the towns representative and community groups -such as the local Polish Association, the Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) network, the Bangladeshi community, Black Lives Matters (BLM) and the Multicultural Friendship Association (MFA) to name a few.

We now would like to encourage wider engagement and participation by opening these meetings to impactful organisations via Zoom and will broadcast the meetings live to the larger community in Weston via the Town Council Facebook page.

Our intention is to hold some meetings as themed, to include a speaker on our chosen topics. The first of these will be on July 27th at 6.00pm.

Racism and its impact on mental health poster

About Dawn Jarvis

Registered Nurse Dawn Jarvis is the founder of Dawn Jarvis Ltd who utilises 35 years’ senior leadership experience in the NHS as a speaker, inclusive leadership coach, diversity and allyship strategist and consultant, to inspire individual’s, business owners, organisations and communities to speak and be heard. Building the confidence to have the courageous conversations that create compassionate and equitable communities that enable optimum health and wellbeing for all.

Event registration

If you are from an organisation and would like to attend this event, please email becky.walsh@wsm-tc.gov.uk.

Everyone is welcome to join the live streaming of this event - https://www.facebook.com/WsMTC - and in doing so will be able to submit and have their questions answered in the live comments box.

Posted on 19th July 2021

by Alison Bancroft