Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust marked the end of Black History Month with a celebration in Acute Care Services.

Throughout the month Trust staff have joined local partners to look back at the experiences of African and Caribbean people and learn ways that services can be improved for people from Black, Minority and Ethnic  (BME) communities.

Tracy Loxam, Team Manager, said: “Today is an opportunity for us to raise awareness about our services within the local community.

“Our mental health crisis service; First Response, works closely with the local authority, Police and voluntary sector.  We are all committed to improving access for everyone in Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven.  We have taken time to visit our local communities to understand cultural needs and what we can differently.

“We will continue to raise awareness of our services and tackle mental health stigma in BME communities beyond black history month.”

Staff from in-patient, community mental health and social care services came together to share their good practice. Food from around the world was prepared by staff for the occasion.