This year’s theme for Black History Month is Celebrating our Sisters, Saluting our Sisters, and Honouring Matriarchs of Movements. It is a landmark occasion to recognise and applaud the invaluable contributions of black women to British society, inspire future generations, and empower them.
We will be sharing videos from colleagues throughout the month as they talk about what Black History Month means to them.
Elaine Davies, who is NELFT's Head of Service for Children and Young People Integrated Care in Havering was interviewed by Diana Daniel-Dawson, Clinical Lead/Service Manager for Havering Emotional Support Team (HEST).
In the video, Elaine discusses what Black History Month means to her, what barriers and challenges she’s faced and what advice she’d give to her younger self and young black people today. She also discusses her late father, who has always and continues to inspire her.
When asked what advice she would give to any students from the black and minority ethnic community today, Elaine said:
“Never give up and never undermine yourself and never think you’re not good enough… knowledge is the key, and nobody can take away from what you know inside”.