Powering our Communities: Impacts of COVID-19 on Wellbeing

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Wednesday, 29 July, 2020 - 18:00 to 19:00

Powering our Communities: Impacts of COVID-19 on Wellbeing

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Join NatWest Business for our Powering Our Communities series aimed at supporting Black Asian & Minority Ethnic Business Owners

About this Event

At NatWest our purpose is to champion Enterprise by removing the barriers that too many face. We are committed to advancing Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic enterprise by ‘Powering our Communities’ to start, scale and succeed in business.

The Event

The Coronavirus pandemic has impacted business in the UK in various ways. During these turbulent times now more than ever business leaders need to focus on their mental health and ways to improve wellbeing. Good mental health is an asset and is also linked to good physical health – both of which support positive social and economic outcomes for individuals and society.

Join us for an informative session where you will hear from Dr Chi-Chi Ekhator and Dr Delroy Hall on recognising the signs of poor mental health and ways to look after yourself mentally.

Dr Chi-Chi Ekhator, MBBS, MRCPCH, MRCGP Five2Medics

Dr Chi-Chi Ekhator is the Chair of the Five2Medics Steering group. Five2Medics, an initiative of Ascension Trust was born out of the desire to build wellness and resilience in communities facing challenges, disadvantage and requiring support. Working in partnership with key stakeholders, they deliver projects and initiatives that promote health and protect wellbeing especially at times of crisis. Together they aim to improve lives and reduce the impact of physical, psychological and social issues on individuals, communities and systems.

Professionally, Dr Chi-Chi Ekhator is a GP in London and a GP Appraiser for NHS England. She has clinical interests in the following areas: wellbeing in disadvantaged communities, domestic violence and abuse, paediatrics, digital healthcare and medical education. She is an examiner at St George’s Hospital Medical school and has been involved in projects to widen participation for entry to medical school. She advises hospitality and corporate organisations in emerging nations such as Ghana and has led several medical projects in less resourced countries and communities around the world. She takes an active role in her community as a director of Ascension Trust, an organisation that seeks to help the vulnerable in society. She was also previously an elected school governor overseeing special educational and disability needs, aspects of health and safety as well as welfare of the school community.

Dr Delroy Hall Senior Counsellor, and wellbeing practitioner

Dr Delroy Hall is a trained psychodynamic psychotherapist and is a lifelong learner. He is a senior counsellor and wellbeing practitioner at Sheffield Hallam University, UK, and is developing a private consultancy which offers on-line training, seminars, and webinars sessions dealing with loss and grief, depression, anxiety, and clergy stress. Primarily, Dr Hall is committed to dealing with human pain while developing trust, so people can recover and thrive.

He is an active leader in his community. He is committed to teaching, training and human development and has given lectures at Harvard University and Boston College Massachusetts, USA, and Durham University, UK. He teaches at Leeds Beckett University, UK and was appointed as the Club Chaplain for Sheffield United Football Club in September 2017.

Outside of his normal duties he keeps fit. As a former four hundred metre hurdler, ranked No 2 in Great Britain in 1979, he is presently training to compete in various triathlon events in the UK. He is married and has twin daughters.

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