Meet Florance, our Health Inequalities Project Worker

Pictured: Florance Mutoni (she/her)

This month, we caught up with Florance Mutoni (she/her), the Health Inequalities Project Worker for Bromley Mental Health Hub.

Her role is part of the hub’s commitment to combatting mental health inequalities and making sure that underrepresented communities’ voices are heard.

Florance summed her role up: “My role focuses on better understanding the barriers/inequalities that underrepresented groups face when accessing mental health services. My outputs are then used to inform the ongoing development of the Bromley Mental Health Hub”

Florance has been busy since she started in 2022. She has already met with many underrepresented communities including local faith groups, people experiencing homelessness, and Traveller, Gypsy, and Roma communities.

Florance added: “We need to develop this exciting new service in tandem with local people who truly understand what the diverse community needs, better than anyone else”. 

Based on her conversations with the local community so far, she has made a series of recommendations – including:

  • Providing culturally-sensitive support
  • Using clear communication
  • Offering flexible appointment options

You can catch Florance talking about her work in this episode of OxWide (third feature).

Florance is the main point of contact for the Bromley Equality Grants Funding Programme which is open to all community organisations in Bromley that tackle mental health inequalities. Find out more about the Equality Grants.

Would you like to contact Florance? Email: Florance.mutoni@blgmind.org.uk or Tel: 07545063141