Cultural Awareness

This full day course runs from 9.30am until 4.30pm and runs every 6 months.

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Who should come on the course

The course will benefit anyone who works with people from a minority ethnic background.


The aims of the course

This course focusses on the barriers and cultural differences that people from a minority ethnic background experience when accessing services in Scotland.


The objectives of the course

The training course will provide you with:

  • A better understanding of barriers in accessing services experienced by minority ethnic people
  • The opportunity to enhance cultural sensitivity and competence
  • Understanding of mental health and mental illness among culturally diverse communities
  • The opportunity to understand beliefs about the causes of mental illness
  • Cultural awareness and understanding of the impact of cultural differences
  • A better understanding of challenges faced by services working with minority ethnic people
  • Practical tools to reduce cross-cultural misunderstanding and encourage positive cross-cultural communication
  • The opportunity to explore new barriers affecting EE minority ethnic people after Brexit.

Our trainers

Krzysztof Novak and Anika Wycislik coordinate Health in Mind’s Equal Access services in Edinburgh, Midlothian and East Lothian.  They both have many years of experience of working in minority ethnic services







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Training Calendar

Upcoming Training

September 2017


Personal Safety 

Tuesday 5 September-half day                        

Mental Health Awareness

Thursday 7 September - half day

Working with Media

Monday 11 September - Full day



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