Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups


Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities often face individual and social challenges that can affect access to healthcare and overall mental and physical health.

Below are some ways to look after your wellbeing. You can also visit the 5 ways to wellbeing page for further wellbeing tips.

Qwell - access to trained online counsellors for adults

Xenzone have been commissioned to provide ‘Qwell’. Qwell is a digital mental wellbeing platform for adults (aged 18 plus).

Qwell's online platform includes:

  • self-care resources,
  • peer support, and
  • access to trained online counsellors.

The online platform is 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.

Service users must register under ‘Gloucestershire Adults’.

Children and Young People

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.

Page updated: 18/09/2020 Page updated by: Gloucestershire County Council

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