Mind your Mental Health

Dr Dexter Penn shares a moving story from his family experience of mental health problems
Dr Dexter Penn
CEO & Founder

Mind your Mental Health

It has been an extremely challenging few weeks and many of us have struggled with the health and economic fallout of the lockdown and social distancing. The world has been irrevocably changed and we too must change with it by being more resilient.

Watch Dr Dexter Penn share a moving story from his family experience of mental health problems.

Some of us have taken to exercising with Joe Wicks every morning, some of us have taken refuge in the kitchen, the garden or have thrown ourselves into long overdue DIY projects. Unfortunately, some of us are not coping and we all need to be vigilant of the signs of distress in our friends and family.

This is particularly important for the Black community as Black people are more likely to develop a mental health condition like psychosis but Black people in Britain are least likely to access treatment.

If you are finding it particularly difficult please talk, we are here to listen.

Learn more

Lubian, K., Weich, S., Stansfeld, S., Bebbington, P., Brugha, T., Spiers, N. … & Cooper, C. (2016). Chapter 3: Mental health treatment and services. In S. McManus, P. Bebbington, R. Jenkins, & T. Brugha (Eds.), Mental health and wellbeing in England: Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey 2014. Leeds: NHS Digital.

The Mental Health Foundation (2020). Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities. Available: Online

Qassem, T., Bebbington, P., Spiers, N., McManus, S., Jenkins, R., & Dean, S. (2015). Prevalence of psychosis in black ethnic minorities in Britain: Analysis based on three national surveys. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 50(7), 1057–1064.

About Kalgera

Kalgera, a London-based RegTech, is the first line of defence for financial institutions who want to actively support its most vulnerable customers. By helping the finance sector identify customer vulnerability through transactional data, Kalgera creates better outcomes for the customer and the financial institution itself.

We are committed to working with banks through several avenues to comply with the FCA's Consumer Duty Act. Kalgera’s state-of-the-art technology uses 11 parallel AI models to pinpoint vulnerability to financial abuse and low financial resilience with greater precision.

You can find our online training, in association with the London Institute of Banking and Finance (LIBF), here and more information over at our website.

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