Members of the Black African and African Caribbean population have dramatically lower treatment rates 6.2% in comparison to White British 13.3%. They are also more likely to disengage from early intervention services after the initial assessment.

Over 70% of ethnic minority workers saying that they have experienced racial harassment at work in the last five years, and around 60% saying that they have been subjected to unfair treatment by their employer because of their race. Almost half reported that racism had negatively impacted on their ability to do their job, and almost half have been subject to ‘verbal abuse and racist jokes’.

Mabadiliko believes that ‘Cultural Humility’ can significantly increase the quality of intercultural communication and sensitivity as well as improve health outcomes for marginalised communities we work with.

Our evidenced based behaviour change model is based on the following 3 principles:-

Lifelong learning, critical self-reflection and development: The understanding of how each of us are complicated multi-dimensional human beings. We each come with our own histories, stories, heritage and points of view.

Recognise and challenge the power imbalances and to mitigate the power imbalances that are often inherent in our relationships with others e.g. practitioner/user or service provider/community. 

The institutions have to model these principles as well as maintain respectful relationships.

Cultural Humility training is effective at reducing racism and discrimination in the workplace as well as mental health stigma within BME communities.

“Over 40% of those who reported a racist incident said they were either ignored, or that they had subsequently been identified as a ‘trouble maker’. Moreover, more than one-in-ten respondents raising a complaint said that they were subsequently disciplined or forced out of their job as a result of doing so.” University of Manchester

“One cannot understand the make-up and context of others’ lives without being aware and reflective of his/her own background and situation”
Danny Mortimer, Chief Executive of NHS Employers