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Windrush 75: Mental Health

Mental Health & Health Care

BBC article
What is Windrush and who are the Windrush generation?

Windrush: Departure, reunited and Mental Health. The BBC covers some of the challenges faced by those who came to Britian during the Windrush era.

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A E Romeo – The Home Office lost Mr Romeo’s lost passport and then tried to deport him – 5 mins 21 secs


Black Psychoanalysts Speak

In insightful film on race, diversity and mental health among the Melinated in psychoanalytic communities.

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Iciline Brown Windrush Generation Story video

Iciline Brown, the mother of Monica, Freddie, Noel and Philip, was refused a visa to re-enter the UK – She shares the journey to right that wrong.

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Gersham Brown & Family: The Leamington Years.

Gresham Brown – father of Monica, Freddie, Noel and Philip, Lorna, Gavin – a celebration of Gresham’s life and a description of their lives between 1964 and 1972.

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Article in The Voice Newspaper

Monica Brown’s mother was refused a UK visa twice before she and her family campaigned and took her story to the press. Now, she is highlighting the importance of the Windrush Generation

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Interview with Dr Elaine Arnold

Audrey James captures an insightful interview with Dr. Elaine Arnold and shines a light on Windrush and the cycle of broken attachment.

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Recommended reading: two books from Barbara Fletchman Smith exploring the impact of transgenerational trauma using a psychoanalytic view.

Transcending the Legacies of Slavery: A Psychoanalytic View. Published 2011







Mental Slavery: Psychoanalytic Studies of Caribbean People Published 2018
by Barbara Fletchman Smith



Black and British: A Forgotten History
By David Olusoga

Drawing on new genetic and genealogical research, original records, expert testimony and contemporary interviews, David Olusoga’s Black and British is a revealing exploration of the relationship between those from the British Ilse and those from the African continent.


Personal Reflections

Posts of personal reflections on Windrush

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