Insights with Dame Elizabeth Anionwu

Thursday 14 October 2021

Sound Minds presents ‘Insights’ with Dame Elizabeth Anionwu in conversation with Mia Morris OBE – (Zoom event)


Join us as we celebrate Black History Month and World Mental Health Day.

Dame Elizabeth Anionwu will be in conversation with Mia Morris OBE from Sound Minds. In this free webinar Elizabeth will be sharing her experiences of many years working in the nursing field, discussing her life and works and reading from her new biographical book ‘Dreams for My Mother’.

Born in Birmingham in 1947, she identifies herself as of Irish/Nigerian heritage. Dame Elizabeth was inspired to become a nurse at the age of four because, whilst she was in care, a ‘wonderful nursing nun’ treated her childhood eczema in an expert and sensitive manner.

She started work for the NHS as a school nurse assistant in Wolverhampton at the age of 16. In 2017 Elizabeth was honoured with a Damehood (DBE) for her services to nursing and the Mary Seacole Statue Appeal. She is also a Patron of the Sickle Cell Society, the Nigerian Nurses Charitable Association (UK) and the Sickle Cell & Thalassaemia Association of Nurses, Midwives & Associated Professionals (STANMAP).

Mia Morris OBE heads up Sound Minds’s BAME user-led peer support service, Canerows. In 2011, Mia was awarded an OBE for establishing the Black History Month website in the UK.

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