The Story of Black People and Mental Health
ABOUT THIS EVENT
This workshop will be a hybrid (on-line/in-person) workshop.
1-1:15- Introductions, Discussion about our nonprofit
1:15-2- Dr. Jide Adelugba- Stigma within the Black community and ethnocentric groups
2-2:05- Snack Break
2:05-2:45- Dr. Irene Tchum-Ugbawa to discuss Mental Health with Families especially as Newcomers to Canada
2:45-2:50- Snack Break
2:50-3:35- Adijat- Stigma within the Black community and ethnocentric groups
– Leading Mental Wellness exercises (example: Mindfulness, journaling etc.)
3:35-4pm- Q&A/ Outro
Dr. Olajide Adelugba
Dr. Olajide Adelugba obtained his university education at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Subsequently, he had postgraduate residency training in Psychiatry in Nigeria and the United Kingdom.
He is currently the Clinical Director at Regional Psychiatric Center (Saskatoon) as well as a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Saskatchewan. He is the Correctional Service of Canada Regional Physician Lead -Psychiatry, for the prairie region.
Dr. Adelugba is currently a member of the Saskatchewan Review Board. He also represents Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) on the Advisory Board of the Center for Forensic Behavioral Sciences & Justice Studies at the University of Saskatchewan.
Dr. Irene Tchum-Ugbawa
Dr Irene Tchum-Ugbawa MBBS, MRCPSYCH Uk , MSC HSA, Psychiatrist and newly appointed associate professor at Saskatchewan University. She completed her undergraduate training in Nigeria and post grad training in Ireland and UK. She is a keen advocate and promoter of mental health, and she looks forward to a time when mental health is considered as important and if not more important than physical health. She has a special interest in the mental health of children and provision of care with the foresight that “if you catch them young, you can make a positive impact on the trajectory of their mental health and their future”. When she is not at work, she is a bit of an adrenaline junkie! She will happily jump off a plane – so far tandem jumping but soon working towards solo! She loves traveling, She has been blessed to travel to 22 countries so far, Covid has slowed things down but hopefully not for long! She loves sampling foods and cultures across the world and Africa has that endless richness! She also loves teaching and is blessed to be working with first year family medicine trainees under the Sask university training scheme.
Adijat Bunmi Adekunle is Co-founder, Clinical Director and Therapist at Heartfire Medicine, a new mental health counselling clinic in downtown Saskatoon. Adijat has spent her career creating places for acceptance, self-discovery, and healing. Her approach with Heartfire centers on systemic inequities, injustices, and the traumas of oppression, particularly in our BIPOC and Queer communities. She is committed to solidarity work that addresses the public issues underlying personal mental health challenges, and strives to decolonize the mental health landscape in the prairies. Sitting down with Adijat in therapy, or participating in a Heartfire Learning experience, means a safe place of nonjudgement, acceptance and patience, collaborating together to identify strengths, determine and achieve goals, and empower not only yourself, but your community and beyond. Adijat co-founded Heartfire to learn, teach, guide and support our community members in resistance to oppression, be it in the clinic, classroom, or halls of power.