Advance Statements for Black African and Caribbean People: Phase 2a


I work on the Advance Statements Project for Black African and Caribbean people (AdStAC) which is headed by Dr Shubulade Smith and Dr Claire Henderson. I got in touch a few months back for our workshops, which we have now completed, and are now recruiting for Phase 2a: The consensus study, which is happening next week Thursday 26th May at 2pm-3.30pm.

I’m reaching out again, as we really do want to hear from Black service users, Carers/Supporters & SLaM staff about what your thoughts are on advance statements/advance choice documents, as the Queen confirmed this in her latest speech that they will be coming into legislation and brought up again in government within the next and coming year. We want to get ahead of this, and make the change an easy transition for staff, service users and carers/supporters, which is why we would value you attending the consensus study next week if you’re able to. Especially for Black service users as they experience more coercive care under the Mental Health Act than any other ethnic group.

The details for the study are below, it’s an in-person event, and we would really value hearing from you – do get in touch with me if you want to know more or know anybody that you think would benefit from taking part in the project. Please feel free to share the details below with your networks, as we’d value hearing from them and having them involved in this project.



Advance Statements for Black African and Caribbean People: Phase 2a

When: 26th May 2022 – 2pm (sharp) to 3.30pm

Where: ORTUS, 82-96 Grove Lane, London, SE5 8SN, Room Pilowsky 2 & 3

What will be happening:

The recommendations and advice from Black service users, carers/supporters and SLaM staff that participated in the workshops in Phase 1 will be voted on. During this time service users, carers/supporters and staff will vote on the best recommendations and these will be used for the Phase 2b co-production workshops.

Compensation: £50 Voucher for Service users and carers/supporters that take part

Are you interested? To confirm your attendance or if you have any questions, email: abigail.babatunde@kcl.ac.uk or abigail.babatunde@slam.nhs.uk


I’ve attached a flyer/advert below for:

The upcoming workshop & event on 26th May
Study Phase 2a Flyer with extra details

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Warm regards,


Abigail (Abiy) Babatunde (she/her)
Research Associate, Advance Statements Project (AdStAC)
Health Service and Population Research Department
Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology &​ Neuroscience
King’s College London

Tel: +44 7385 935927 | Email: abigail.babatunde@kcl.ac.uk | Workdays: Tuesday – Friday

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