Healthy, Mobilised and BAME

“Healthy, Mobilised and BAME” is a three year project funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund (Reaching Communities) that started in September 2012. Healthy, Mobilised and BAME aims to increase the capability of BAME communities to improve their mental health and well-being, by being actively engaged in defining and meeting their needs and to develop sustainable improvements in the ways that mental health services understand and relate to BAME users.

ROTA is delivering Healthy, Mobilised and BAME with three key partner organisations: Equals CIC, Helplink and Tamil Community Centre.




Community Treatment Orders - Guest Blog by Vidushi Marda, former ROTA volunteer

Vidushi Marda, formally a ROTA volunteer in June 2014 interviewed participants of ROTA’S Healthy, Mobilised and BAME Project.

Community Treatment Orders (CTOs) were introduced in England and Wales in 2008, following the Mental Health Act of 2007. They are a mechanism of offering people..... . continue >>>> Read more

Mapping exercise

Between Sept 2013 – Feb 2014, ROTA has been working with West London Mental Health Trust to identify some of the support needs of the Tamil population leaving in West London. The information obtained from this work has been used to inform a small mapping report, available here . Meanwhile the findings from the mapping have helped to shape the framework of research that ROTA will commence from April 2014, looking more in-depth at the mental health support needs of Tamil people.Read more

Project overview

Year 1

During year one of the Healthy, Mobilised and BAME, service users have been involved in English language lessons, ICT sessions and also taking part in aerobics and sewing sessions. Further training and support has been provided focused on holding public authorities to account in Ealing and Hounslow. 65 BAME people have also been involved in three separate mental health awareness sessions in Southall. June and July saw 10 community outreach officers receive specialist training around the mental health act, Mental Capacity Act and Human...Read more

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