Co-POWeR: Consortium on Practices Of Wellbeing and Resilience in Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Families and Communities (BAMEFC)

Wednesday 30 June 2021
02:00pm - 04:00pm
Online event
Lectures and seminars
General public

The Co-POWeR Virtual Launch will take place via Zoom on Wednesday 30 June, from 2-4pm (UK time).

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Co-POWeR will explore how emergency COVID-19 powers are disproportionately impacting people from BAME backgrounds and how the pandemic is affecting care and mental and physical health and wellbeing.

Two viruses – COVID-19 and discrimination – are currently killing in the UK (Solanke 2020), especially within BAMEFC who are hardest hit. Survivors face ongoing damage to wellbeing and resilience, in terms of physical and mental health as well as social, cultural and economic (non-medical) consequences. Psychosocial and physical trauma of those diseased and deceased, disproportionate job-losses, multi-generational housing, disrupted care chains, lack of access to culture, education and exercise, poor nutrition, ‘over-policing’ hit BAMEFC severely.

The impact of these viruses cause long-term poor outcomes. Co-POWeR investigates their combined impact on practices for wellbeing and resilience across BAMEFC in the UK to create an holistic idea of vulnerabilities damaging BAMEFC, broadening/deepening existing work as well as conducting new research.

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