Raising awareness of mental health difficulties in Asian communities
Dr Reena Vohora, Clinical Psychologist and Academic Tutor, Oxford Institute of Clinical Psychology Training and Research
Friday, 28 December 2018, 12am to 1am
Hosted by Dr Reena Vohora, Clinical Psychologist and Academic Tutor, Oxford Institute of Clinical Psychology Training and Research
Dr Reena Vohora is an Academic Tutor and year 1 tutor on the Oxford Institute of Clinical Psychology Training and Research (OXiCPTR) course. She was recently interviewed on a Punjabi radio station and invited to talk about the role of a Clinical Psychologist, awareness of mental health difficulties and views of help-seeking within Asian communities.
The interview aired on Radio Panj on 28th December 2018 and included discussion on the rates and types of mental health difficulties in the general population, consideration of some of the differences in the terminology and language used to describe the experience of mental health difficulties within Asian communities and exploration of beliefs and myths that may act as a barrier to seeking professional support within Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities.
Dr Vohora is passionate about increasing awareness of mental health difficulties within BAME populations. She works clinically in a neuro-rehabilitation service in Coventry and was involved with jointly setting up a staff BAME steering group at Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Partnership Trust. She is a member of the Access and Outreach group at OXiCPTR and also a member of the Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust race equality network.