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Bend so you don’t break 2 – Sunday 13th August 2017

August 13, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Inspirational YOU


Bend so you don’t break

A mental health & wellbeing discussion

Sunday 13th August 2017

4.00pm – 6.0pm

Black Cultural Archive, 1 Windrush Square


Wellbeing and mental health is a concern for everyone, regardless of race, status, class, and power.  There are many positive steps being taking by businesses and local communities to break down the stigma and silence around mental health, but more needs to be done.


Bernard P. Achampong – Radio Producer & Digital Content Editor



Shaaban Waziri Juma – Complex needs specialist at St Mungo’s | Co-Chair of BAME Network

Shaaban is an experienced complex needs specialist from @stmungos homeless charity. He is passionate about empowering others and focuses on supporting clients to navigate the interplay of their thoughts and feelings. He helps them to explore the influence of human behaviour and their actions.

His day job involves training people in workshops and 1:2:1 interventions across London to take ownership of their emotional wellbeing and general health. He has lived experience of addiction and multiple complex needs. .

He provides a diverse range of strength based approaches underpinned by theoretical and empirical evidence in professional practice.


Jahdusha V. Shines
Spiritual Life Coach, Ambassador of Peace and Focus Discipline Facilitator, Founder of EQ2100, Co-Founder, Editor and Curator of The Natural Hair Weekly, Co-Founder, Naha.Love
Jahdusha is an ambassador of peace, love and all things neteral/natural.  She is passionate and inspired about helping others to fulfil their full potential by regaining balance of Mind, Body, Soul and Spirit (M.B.S.S.) with divine tewels and powerful INsights (Knowledge of Self), so they can express and experience life freely and abundantly, armoured and equipped with practical solutions, that are paramount in our authentic growth and development.


Having worked as an understudy with Dr. Jewel Pookrum, and Facilitating the UK DJBP (Dr. Jewel’s Brain Balancing Program) 2010-2012, accompanied by her studies in ELLAMENTAL, the Science of Nature, the Nature (Laws) of Nature, Quanta Physics, Psychology, Sociology, Sexology, EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), and the Diamond Light Grid (Spiritual Alchemy for Balance and Healing), Christianity, Islam, Buddism, Nuwapu, Noone Science, Laws of Attraction and more,  has all helped her to expand in consciousness and release her own toxic beliefs, habits and behaviours.


She realised, if she didn’t come to know herself, she could never have helped herself.  This is the journey of Self Mastery.  If we do not know better, we cannot do better.  Knowledge is Power.


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A huge part of breaking down the silence around mental health, making people feel comfortable sharing their experiences, and providing mental health care, is making sure mental health is seen as equally important to physical health.

We need action from big brands, the government and people with influence to provide and advocate for mental health care.

But we also need a change in thinking on an individual level.

We need to start valuing our own mental health as equally important as our physical health.

That starts with the way we treat it.


August 13, 2017
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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