She serves on the Board, delivery groups and operational panels of several governmental initiatives. This exposure highlighted the major gap in information held about mental well being and illness in the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities not just in the UK but also in Africa and the Asian Continent
Lade is an old girl of MGHS graduating in 1983. She graduated from The Ondo State University in 1987 with a degree in English Language. She went back to University after 16 years in 2003 to study a profession she had always wanted to study, Law. She obtained her LLB in 2007 from the University of Wolverhampton specialising in Business and Commercial Law. In 2010 she completed her Masters in Law from Liverpool John Moore's University specialising in Human Rights Law in relation with commercial law.
Her passion and natural instinctive flair to advocate for people especially vulnerable persons is one of the many reasons she picked the crusade to increase awareness about mental health issues our communities.
She has had varied experience working in the health and social care sector. The stigma patients encounter in the community; the lack of understanding of the presentation of certain ethnicities amongst the clinical teams; the secrecy that families wanted around information about relatives that are diagnosed with enduring and lifelong mental illness; the lack of information within the BAME communities on how to support friends relatives and colleagues who present with symptoms of mental imbalance encouraged her to study further and she proceeded to enrol for the Masters in Law. Her major was in Human Right Law with a deep slant of study on the rights of the vulnerable persons under the Mental Health Acts. She completed her LLM with distinction in 2010 from the Liverpool John Moores University.
Stigma, negative labelling and stereotyping are major barriers for most persons from the BAME in accessing support early. This makes early intervention impossible and therefore recovery takes longer. These barriers are the cause that ‘Lade has picked up and works actively in the community to advocate that they should be removed.
‘Lade will like to see policies change reflecting the needs of the BAME communities; awareness about mental health illness and mental wellbeing.; recognition and knowledge of services out there that people experiencing mental health difficulties can access for early intervention.
‘Lade is the CEO of The NOUS Organisation, a registered not for profit company that was founded to raise awareness about mental health through workshops, seminars and community work. She is also a director of REOPASS, a Family Navigating Organisation supporting families in crisis, and working with people who are experiencing the fallout of family breakdown. This sometimes may be due to domestic abuse, children parent conflict loss.
Our team at The NOUS are available to speak at community events and also organise mental health awareness seminars and workshops.
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