To take part you must meet the following criteria:
Current and former service users (aged 16+) of Sub-Saharan African or Caribbean backgrounds (including ‘Black British’ or of ‘Mixed’ heritage, but who have at least one African or Caribbean parent or grandparent).
Carers and advocates* (including paid support workers, family and friends) who have experience of working with African and/or Caribbean people.
Health Professionals* from a range of professions and levels of experience/expertise, including: nurses, OccupationalTherapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists, social workers.
*Can be of any ethnicity.
The study provides ample opportunities for professionals to get involved as therapists. There will also be opportunities for trainees and students to become co-therapists. It provides a fantastic opportunity for staff to upskill themselves in cultural competency and learning to deliver a new therapy.
If you would like to learn more about the CaFI pilot, please find our full report in the NIHR Journal Library: