Mind in Camden and Voluntary Action Camden are beginning a new project funded by Camden Council and Camden CCG which is aims to promote wellbeing, through reducing mental health stigma, and championing inclusion through developing a range of culturally led initiatives with local ethnic community groups.
The project will enable a dialogue around mental health in order to explore ways of meeting needs within different BAME communities, with the aim of developing a range of peer support initiatives, training and awareness events so that people experiencing mental health issues are better supported within their communities. Additionally this learning will be developed to influence statutory and third sector mental health providers so that services are more accessible and better able to meet the cultural needs of Camden residents.
The project will give significant focus to help people develop resilience by building on strengths and skills that they already have. By increasing mental health awareness and tackling the stigma that often surrounds mental health issues, the aim is that people will be able to find support before their struggles escalate.
Mind in Camden in partnership with Voluntary Action Camden has an exciting new project which will work with minority ethnic groups in Camden to find out how they would like mental health services to develop to meet their communities’ needs. We’re looking for exciting people to help us set up the project – click here for more information.