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Podcast: Anxieties of surviving a racist society

Hári Sewell brings theoretical ideas and experience to this podcast: “The anxieties of surviving a racist society”. Hári Sewell with the ReImagining Value Action Lab (University College London’s Institute for Advanced Study) Listen here

Published: Saturday June 6 2020

Hári Sewell joins BASW Podcast on George Floyd Murder and Covid-19

This podcast with BASW chief executive, Hári Sewell and fellow BASW Council member, Narinder Sidhu covers the 50 year birthday of the British Association of Social Workers (BASW), Covid-19 ethnic inequalities and and the George Floyd murder. Watch here

Published: Friday June 5 2020

Online consultations with Hári Sewell

Are you a manager leading a project on service delivery or workforce issues that has equality or race equality at its heart?  Are you a student struggling with an assignment?  This service is for you.  Online consultations with Hári Sewell. Read here

Published: Monday April 20 2020

Covid-19 and Remote Working

HS Consultancy has the capability to deliver services remotely. This is a half page briefing note that sets out arrangements. Read here

Published: Friday March 13 2020

Hári Sewell Consultancy Ltd Terms of Business

Terms of business for commissioning services from HS Consultancy Ltd; what you need to know. Click here

Published: Thursday March 12 2020

Working in Mental Health with people from BAME groups

New free guide for social workers in mental health, working with people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Groups.  Download

Published: Thursday May 23 2019

PO Box 8140 has now been closed

Please note that with immediate effect, PO Box 8140 has been closed.  Please contact us at  

Published: Tuesday March 12 2019

New Retainer service

HS Ontap is a new service from HS Consutancy. Have access to expertise without the costs and bureacracy of having someone on the payroll. Click here to download the brochure.

Published: Monday September 10 2018

Before You Commission Unconscious Bias Training....

This is the first in a new series  (#HSCTopTips) that provides some insights into areas that you may be responsible for, without the background knowledge to make the best decisions.  This one is: Before You Commision Unconscious Bias Training...Download a PDF >>>here

Published: Tuesday September 26 2017

Training Prospectus: New courses added

We have added new courses to our list of those provided.   We are able to provide bespoke courses to meet your needs across a range of subjects relating to different aspects of social justice, equalities and mental health.


A PDF of the prospectus can be downloaded from our resources page  >>here.


Published: Friday March 24 2017

Men Against Rape campaign - International Women's Day 2016

For International Women's Day 2016 (8th March), HS Consultancy is launching a campaign "Men Against Rape". The primary aim is to encourage discussion and awareness amongst men that there are no fuzzy edges in relation to sexual violence in the form of sex without consent. We are selling T Shirts and ALL profits will go to Trust House, Reading (a support service for people who have experienced sexual violence) and will raise the profile of the campaign through social and traditional media. Visit the shop on this site and select the desired size.

Published: Wednesday February 24 2016

Article in the Health Service Journal by Mind

Marcel Vige, Head of Equality Improvement at national Mind has written an article on the inequalities facing young African Caribbean men in mental health and the steps being taken to improve experience and outcomes. The two projects referred to in the article are HS Consultancy commissions.

Published: Tuesday November 11 2014

New Chapter: Modelling Well-being in Social Care

In April 2014 Hari Sewell's latest work was a chapter called 'Modelling Well-being in Soicial Care' published in Crossing River, edited by Arthur Hawes, with Ben Bano.  The book is informed by, and a tribute to the late Professor Peter Gilbert. See here: Crossing the River 

Published: Tuesday May 6 2014

Mental Health Positive Practice, HS Consultancy Sponsors BME Award

The annual national mental health positive practice awards will have a BME award in 2014, sponsored by HS Consultancy.  The focus is on commissioners or providers of services who can demonstrate that actions they have taken have led to improved outcomes for people from one or more Black and Minorty Ethnic (BME) Group.  See the awards website: Positive Practive in Mental Health.

Published: Monday March 10 2014

Resilience and the African Caribbean Community

On 27th February 2014 HS Consultancy and Mind co-hosted an event Resilience: Working with the Capacities and Capabilites of the African Caribbean Community for Wellness. The keynote speech was delivered by Dr Hilary Robertson-Hickling from Jamaica.

Published: Monday March 10 2014

New article published on Minority Ethnic Mental Health

Hari Sewell's latest academic article is published in the Journal of Psychological issues in Organizational Culture entitled "Mental Health Inequalities Facing UK Minority Populations: Causal Factrs and Solutions".  Free to download here

Published: Monday July 8 2013

Locked Hexagon Model Explained - New Video

The Locked Hexagon Model to tackle the over-representation of Black people in mental health has been recognised as a useful approach.  This new video explains what it is all about. Watch here: Locked Hexagon Model Video.

Published: Wednesday May 1 2013

New HS Consultancy Video for you to share

HS Consultancy has a new video for you to share with colleagues as a quick introduction to what we are about.  See it here.  Just copy the link and send it on.

Published: Monday March 18 2013

Successful Campaign for Rape Services

After being part of a capaign in Reading, Berkshire for 18 months we have seen today an announcement by the Ministry of Justice that there will be services for people who have been raped or sexually assaulted. This is a huge victory on behalf of people who currently need to travel from Reading to Slough to receive the services they need.

Published: Friday February 22 2013

Toxic Interaction Theory - New Peer Reviewed Article

African Caribbean people remain over-represented in psychiatric hospitals.  Toxic Interaction Theory explains why it is that even in the absence of specific racist events, experiences of society and psychiatric services are toxic.

Published: Tuesday November 27 2012

New Book Out NOW: Equality Act and Mental Health

Hari Sewell and a range of excellent contributors have written a book on the Mental Health Act 2010 and Mental Health, with a foreword by Lord Adebowale.

Published: Friday November 23 2012

OFFER: African Staff Engagement Project

Organisations and African staff sometimes struggle with concerns and tensions which rumble around but which are not explicitly explored.  HS Consultancy can bring a high level of skill and sensitivity to exploring the issues.

Published: Wednesday November 21 2012

Help with the Equality Delivery System in Mental Health

The Equality Delivery System is a generic framwork for NHS organisations to assess their current performance in relation to equalities and to set a plan of action to close gaps.  HS Consultancy offer help with organisational diagnostics and setting out a pragmatic plan to reduce inequalities and provide more efficient services.

Published: Wednesday November 21 2012

Locked Hexagon Model Toolkit Launched

The Locked Hexagon Model was first described in the paper 'Leading Race Equaity in Mental Health' (see publications).  It sets out an organisational development approach to imporving outcomes for Black and minority ethnic users of mental health services.

Published: Wednesday November 21 2012

Hari Sewell's New Edited Book to be published 30th November 2012

The Equality Act 2010 and Mental Health is a new volume edited by Hari Sewell.  It presents details of the Act, application to practice and considererations for management of the equalities agenda. It is currently on Amazon for pre-order here

Published: Tuesday October 2 2012

Making Progress on Race Equality in Mental Health - Report out now

HS Consultancy delivered a report on race equality, commissioned by the Department of Health via the NHS Confederation and Afiya Trust.


See the report here:  Making Progress on Race Equality in Mental Health 

Published: Thursday May 17 2012

New Support on Equality Delivery System (EDS)

HS Consultancy has unique expertise in proving support in implementing the EDS in the mental health sector.  Associates are top calibre and have a national reputation in the field.  Download our flyer in our resources section.  Click here

Published: Tuesday November 15 2011