Finding culturally sensitive mental health support

If you’re finding things tough, we want you to know you’re not alone.

Have a look at our options below to see where you can get support that’s right for you.

Local culturally-sensitive mental health support

Bromley

Diversity Matters Groups

Our Diversity Matters group provides a safe space for mothers of babies 0-12 months to talk about the complexities and issues related to their culture, upbringing and heritage with balancing the challenges of early motherhood.

If you have any queries about the Diversity Matters group, please contact Chantelle Adonai-Lane on 07756205968  / email mindfulmums@blgmind.org.uk

Lewisham

Diversity Matters Groups

Our Diversity Matters group provides a safe space for mothers of babies 0-12 months to talk about the complexities and issues related to their culture, upbringing and heritage with balancing the challenges of early motherhood.

If you have any queries about the Diversity Matters group, please contact Chantelle Adonai-Lane on 07756205968  / email mindfulmums@blgmind.org.uk or select ‘Email us’ below.

Culturally Diverse Communities Project

The Culturally Diverse Communities Project (CDCP) provides wellbeing and mental health support to diverse communities in Lewisham.

Our Culturally Diverse Communities partners

While our four local partners each provide wide-ranging support across their local communities, for this project they have focused on particular areas of their work:

Therapy 4 Healing (T4H)

  • Talking and complementary therapies
  • Black women’s ADHD group
  • Black parents of children with disabilities group

Mabadiliko CIC

  • Women survivors of domestic violence/abuse
  • Anger management for perpetrators of domestic violence/abuse
  • Living with Anxiety
  • Intimacy
  • Black women’s group
  • Men’s group
  • LGBTQ+ Black gay and bisexual men’s group

Sydenham Garden

Courses for young people

Holistic Well Women

  • Food and nutrition
  • Providing women of colour with a safe space to explore their creativity and mental health
  • Women’s walk and talk group
  • One-to-one coaching

For more information, please contact Sheena Wedderman, Culturally Diverse Communities Project Manager, at Sheena.Wedderman@BLGmind.org.uk

Greenwich

Diversity Matters Groups

Our Diversity Matters group provides a safe space for mothers of babies 0-12 months to talk about the complexities and issues related to their culture, upbringing and heritage with balancing the challenges of early motherhood.

If you have any queries about the Diversity Matters group, please contact Chantelle Adonai-Lane on 07756205968  / email mindfulmums@blgmind.org.uk

BME Volunteers CIC

BME Volunteers CIC specialise in working with families living with Autism, ADHD and invisible disabilities from BME communities.

In addition, Black Majority Ethnicity provides support to adults with substance misuse, mental health, social isolation, loneliness, and inequality challenges.

Email: bmcet@blackmajor.onmicrosoft.com

Think Tenacity

Culturally sensitive mental health support for Black people and a podcast series to promote the benefits of therapy and access to Black therapists, facilitated by Making Time for Black Mental Health Events.

Telephone Bella: 07486031485

Bella@thinktenacity.com

Everyone’s a Singer

Singing for wellbeing workshops, tailor-made for the African and African-Caribbean communities.
Participants will also have the opportunity to access peer-to-peer support, in a non-stigmatising environment to discuss challenges and receive information and guidance to other support.

Contact: Hello@everyonesasinger.com

National Organisations


Aashna

aashna.uk
Provides a list of therapists working to recognise the ways in which culture, faith, religion, colour, social background, sexuality, gender and neurodiversity affect people’s experiences.

African Rainbow Family

africanrainbowfamily.org
Provides support for LGBTQI+ people seeking asylum and refugees of Black, African and Caribbean heritage in the UK.

BAATN (The Black, African and Asian Therapy Network)

baatn.org.uk
Provides a list of therapists from Black, African and Asian backgrounds, and signposts to local mental health and advocacy services.

BLAM (Black Learning Achievement and Mental Health)

blamuk.org
Offers mental health support to people from Black British communities, including racial wellness workshops. Works to embed Black British cultural heritage and African and Caribbean histories into teaching.

Boloh helpline

helpline.barnardos.org.uk/boloh-helpline

Provides you with advice, information and emotional and therapeutic support for adult asylum seekers and Hong Kong British Nationals settling in the UK.

Stop Hate UK

stophateuk.org
Offers independent reporting and support for victims and witnesses of hate crimes. Visit their website to see if your area is covered and find links to other reporting options.

The Motherhood Group

themotherhoodgroup.org
Offers support for Black mothers through delivering community-based events, training workshops, peer-to-peer support, national campaigns and culturally sensitive programmes.

Please note: BLG Mind’s publication of local services does not endorse a provider, so please take reasonable steps to ensure that any service found is suitable.