Active Lives Healthy Minds Project

Hardly Hard to Reach: towards refugee-led mental health provision

Race on the Agenda (ROTA) and partners on the Active Lives, Healthy Minds project : the Account Trust (Nepali), Qoys Daryeel (Family Care, Somali), Network of Eritrean Women-UK and the Tamil Community Centre would like to invite you for our end of project conference.

27 June 2019, 09:45 – 17:00 Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA

We will bring together, refugee and migrant-led community organisations, community members, the voluntary sector and statutory bodies to share our learning...Read more

#HardlyHardToReach peer learning programme

HEAR Equality and Human Rights Network and Race on the Agenda (ROTA) would like to invite you for an exciting three-day peer learning programme on campaigning and lobbying for mental health equality. You will hear from leading thinkers in equality and human rights that will provide an engaging environment for sharing experiences, practices, and knowledge.

Day 1 - Thursday 2nd of May 2019 - Venue: Tamil Community Centre, 359 Hanworth Road, TW3 3SQ Day 2 - Wednesday 22nd of May 2019 - Venue: Centre for Armenian Information & Advice, Hayashen, 105a...Read more

Submission on Mental Health Equality in North West London in Response to Clinical Commissioning Group drafting of 2018 Equality Objectives

This is an outline of the discussions and points raised at our alternative consultation event: “Hardly Hard to Reach: We Are Having Our Say” on 12 June 2018 as well as REAP’s Networking Conference: “Building New Lives: Refugees in West London” and outreach within our networks outside those events. The response was co-produced with people from BAMER backgrounds with mental health support needs, BAMER community organisations and local councillors

This submission response specifically addresses how the eight CCGs in NWL (Ealing, Harrow, Hounslow, Hammersmith & Fulham, Hillingdon,...Read more

Next steps in the Mental Health Equality Campaign

In follow up of our alternative consultation event ‘ Hardly Hard to Reach: We Are Having Our Say ’ feeding into North West London (NWL) Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)’s Equality Objectives [L1] and the Open Letter we sent to newly elected London Councillors to call for mental health equality for people from Black, Asian and Minority, Ethnic and Refugee (BAMER) backgrounds[L2] , we are now organising our...Read more

Fundamentals of Counselling training gets accreditation from OCN

Open College Network has this month given our training provided to refugee communities an accreditation at entry level 3. This training is provided by our Active Lives, Healthy Minds Project to our refugee community partners. The main objective of the project is to prevent admission to acute mental health services by providing community based mental health and well being support services to members of refugee communities. To this end the training provides basic counselling skills to volunteers providing,...Read more

Mental Health Equality for BAMER communities in London

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We, the undersigned organisations are calling for an end to unequal provision and access to Mental Health services for Black, Asian and Minority, Ethnic and Refugee (BAMER) communities. Research has shown that BAMER communities face disadvantage, reduced opportunities and structural and institutional racism (Kindred Minds, 2018: 3).Read more

Active Lives, Healthy Minds project

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Members of the Eritrean, Nepalese, Somali and Tamil communities have experienced severe loss and disruption of their lives due to war, civil unrest and natural disaster in their countries of origin, followed by the traumatic experience of flight and then the stress caused by the asylum process and difficulties adapting to new language and cultural settings.

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