Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation grant awarded to Action Research Centre

Congratulations to The Rev Dr Titus S. Olorunnisola, post-doctoral Research Associate at the University of Divinity, whose organisation, Action Research Centre, has recently been awarded a grant from the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation (LMCF).

The LMCF grant will fund a project which addresses the issue of shame, and negative public perception of women who are experiencing or at risk of mental health among culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities. The project is titled “Deconstructing Negative Mental Health Perception through Stories of Hope and Survivors among CALD Women” and it will develop evidence-based approaches to challenging the stigma associated with mental health across cultural lines and proposes a campaign to help women to speak out and seek help through storytelling.

ARC was established by Dr Titus S. Olorunnisola to ameliorate the problems of social cohesion and marginality, and it researches and develops credible evidence to influence policy direction for addressing issues of domestic and family violence homelessness, and refugee resettlement. ARC combines research on the issues of social cohesion and domestic & family violence, with advocacy with policymakers, and awareness in the community to eliminate marginality.

Titus was recently interviewed for Vox’s Research Spotlight series, where he elaborates on his work in this area as well as his other research. You can read the interview here

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