Celebrating South Asian Heritage Month 2024

South Asian Heritage Month is held every year to mark and celebrate South Asian cultures, histories, and communities.

In Bexley we are very proud of our wonderfully diverse borough and the health initiatives we are implementing to support our South Asian communities.

Below you will find stories of our volunteer organisations who work alongside us in raising awareness of health initiatives for the community as well as personal stories about what the month means to our colleagues working across the borough.

More information about the month can be found here on the South Asian Heritage Month website.

Working with South Asian Community Advocates

Mental Health Advocate, Gurjit Shokar’s life and that of his family was changed forever when his brother took his own life in 2021. Gurjit has spent the time since, talking to South Asian community groups about his death and asking them to change their attitudes towards what it means to “be a man” and to […]

11 Jul 2024
Our South Asian Workforce

  South Asian culture is “more than just a curry” Bexley GP, Dr Sid Deshmukh shares his story about why he’s proud of his South Asian heritage and working in Bexley. Tell us a bit about yourself and the story behind how you became a GP Lead in Bexley I was born in Mumbai and […]

11 Jul 2024
Working with South Asian Community Groups

The Yog Foundation

11 Jul 2024
South Asian Health and Wellbeing Fair for residents of Bexley

To mark South Asian Heritage Month, join us for a day of celebration of South Asian culture. You will also get the chance to meet and hear from health professionals about ways to live healthier lives. GPs and primary care colleagues working across Bexley will be on hand to talk to residents about any health […]

15th August 2024
11am - 4pm
Bexley Civic Offices, 2 Watling Street, DA6 7AT Bexley