Webinar series – Challenging conversations with Geraldine Strathdee

challenging conversations with geraldine strathdee

This year, during covid-19, all healthcare services have rapidly changed the way in which they offer care to patients whether in hospitals or in the community. The pandemic has also changed the way in which we communicate with one another markedly. Challenging Conversations provides a forum for discussing many of these issues and focus on what we have learned and how we can make things better. It is an engaging, interesting and informative digital round table and brings together clinicians, experts and those with a range of lived experience. Please do register and come and be part of the conversation!

Tune in Thursday lunchtime at 1pm


Upcoming Webinars

Topic: BAME equalities: Are we doing enough?

This episode is dedicated to the Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities in the UK who suffer from mental health difficulties.

We currently live in an unprecedented time in history with COVID-19 and we now know that people from BAME backgrounds have been disproportionately affected. It is clear that there are many barriers that we need to address to tackle this disadvantage and there is much more that we can do.

However, it begs the question how much is enough or is it ever enough? In the context of BAME communities, is the term itself problematic?

With this need to do more and the recent spotlight, in this episode we will be conversing on topics surrounding BAME that are rather challenging and might be sensitive but nevertheless are much required. We are sure that it will be an interesting and ‘challenging conversation’ to have.

Date: Thursday 29th October

Time: 1pm – 2pm


Dr. Yetunde Ade-Serrano; Founder, Black and Asian Counselling Psychologists’ Group (BACPG)

Myira Khan; Founder of the Muslim Counselling and Psychotherapist Network (MCAPN)

Dr. Allison Edwards; General Adult Specialty Registrar (SLaM)

Dr Rajesh Mohan; Psychiatrist (SLaM)
Arleen Elson; Deputy Workforce Equalities Manager (SLaM)



Watch previous webinars

Date: Thursday 24th September

Topic: Are doctors appropriately trained for the modern mental health approach?

Speakers: Dr Posporelis Sotiris (Pospo), Dr Vivienne Curtis, Dr Alice Debelle & Mr Anthony (Tony) Taylor.

Click here to view a full archive of our past webinars.


Meet the host

dr geraldine strathdee

Dr. Geraldine Strathdee C.B.E. O.B.E. Hon. FRCPsych

Dr Strathdee has had a portfolio career as a frontline NHS clinician, and as an academic, medical manager, policy maker, regulator, global improvement consultant, and leader innovator. Her career has been committed to tackling the preventable causes of mental illhealth in populations, developing leaders with the skills to increase equitable access to high quality, effective safe services, delivered by well trained and supported staff, in the best of modern estates with digital and technology innovations. She is passionate about empowering patients and staff to develop their potential, and the promotion of kind, compassionate, least restrictive care, that achieves optimal social and clinical outcomes for patients and high quality family friendly roles for staff.

Dr. Strathdee is the former National Clinical Director for Mental Health, NHS England, a National Professional Adviser at the Care Quality Commission, Non-Executive Director at South London and Maudsley NHSFT, Non-Executive Director, Community Health Partnerships, Vice Patron of the Poppy Factory, Co-founder of the Zero Suicide Alliance, Visiting Professor of Integrated care at University College London, and she consults on a range of global mental health improvement programmes.

Twitter: @DrG_NHS
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/geraldine-strathdee-6a549833/




Intended audience

This programme is aimed at anyone working within, leading or affected by healthcare services! So come one, come all.



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