UPDATE: We have now produced a mental health equality report for our college, looking at BAME individuals' experiences of mental health services in the UK and detailing a best practice guide for our college. It is a report we will be looking at producing annually to track the experience of our students and achieve progress long-term.
Dear students, local residents, and fellow support organisations,
We have been watching closely and listening to the Black Lives Matter movement following the death of George Floyd on 25th May. We want you to know that we are taking note of everything we see, and fully intend to look within our college to make sure we are doing everything we can to provide support to Black and minority ethnic members of our Reading community. We CAN do better and we must. If we go quiet over the following weeks it is because we are working hard to read further into the experience of black and LGBTQ+ people in our community and are planning to act on this knowledge. Our small college community is run by a collage of volunteers, professionals and peer-support, with the support of many unaffiliated local organisations, and what we all have in common is a powerful drive to help ANYONE who comes to our door. We are still here to teach you, but feel free to teach US too.
Our promise to do better.
The Compass Recovery College team.