Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Groups

The mental health of Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities is important because people from these communities often face individual and social challenges that can affect access to healthcare and overall mental and physical health.

The Black Minds Matter mission is to support making mental health topics relevant and accessible for all black people in the UK.  They will connect black individuals and families with professional mental health services.  Browse the website www.blackmindsmatteruk.com, choose a therapist based on your needs and arrange a session.  The cost will be covered by Black Minds Matter.

‘Every Mind Matters’ campaign’s 10 top tips to support your mental wellbeing translated into:

  1. Polish
  2. Russian
  3. Punjab
  4. Urdu
  5. Bengali
  6. Gujarati
  7. Romanian
  8. International Romany
  9. Somali

https://castlepointandrochfordccg.nhs.uk/about-us/key-documents/covid-19/every-mind-matters-translated-materials

 

If you are an adult and are worried about your mental health and wellbeing, these are the new services available to you:

Qwell - Access to trained online counsellors for adults - Xenzone have been commissioned to provide ‘Qwell’ – a digital mental wellbeing platform for adults (aged 18 plus). This online platform will include self-care resources, peer support and access to trained online counsellors, and will be open to anyone experiencing issues with their emotional wellbeing, such as stress or anxiety.

Qwell may be suitable for individuals who are awaiting a referral and/or treatment from the Let’s Talk Service (IAPT) or as ‘step down’ support for individuals exiting this service.

Qwell can be accessed by following this link: https://www.qwell.io/. Service users must register under ‘Gloucestershire Adults’.

The mental wellbeing of children and young people of BAME origin has been affected disproportionately during the Covid-19 pandemic compared with their white counterparts.

Visit our Children and Young People page to see what services are available.

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