CAMHS Cultural Competence Training


25/08/2017 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm


Institute in the Park, Large Lecture Theatre
Eaton Road Liverpool

Delivery of training

Each session is delivered by a Community Development Worker with specific remit for helping BME children, young people, and families to access healthcare and a Mental Health CAMHS Practitioner with responsibility around BME children, young people, and families accessing mental health services.

The program is delivered in a collaborative way to aide participants to explore in a safe way what cultural competency means on a professional and personal level.

The sessions are informative around legislation and policies but also interactive and encourage reflection and sharing of thoughts and ideas.

Small group work is encouraged and the use of case examples at the end of the training is used to enhance learning and answer any questions/dilemmas that might still need to be thought about.

Aims of Training.

  • Define Cultural Competence and to reflect on what a cultural competent practitioner is.
  • Look at how culture influences health beliefs, practices and communication and how this can impact on service user’s care.
  • Identify and explore some of our own biases and assumptions to others.
  • To understand and explain the rational for cultural competency in mental health specifically and be able to feel more confident to challenge inequality and discrimination in the workplace.
  • To have an understanding and knowledge of the legal and legislative frameworks that underpins the need for CAMHS to have a cultural competent workforce.
  • To have a workforce that is able to reflect on its ability to meet the diverse cultural needs of the population and be able to develop policies, procedures, and practice that is sensitive to local need and also meets national legislation on equalities.

Who is the event aimed at?

Professionals in Liverpool with no prior knowledge of the subject area


Carl Dutton and Afrah Hussain

Venue Details

Institute in the Park – Adjacent to the world class Alder Hey Children’s Health Park, Eaton Road, LIVERPOOL, L14 5AB, United Kingdom

The Small Lecture Theatre is on your immediate left as you go in and the Large Lecture Theatre is on the immediate right.

Parking is in the main multi-storey car park – £2 per visit

Drinks and refreshments and refreshments available to purchase.


Bookings are closed for this event.