Mental Health - Hear to Talk 

‘Hear to Talk’ aims to raise awareness of Mental health within the Asian community, acknowledging that it is still a taboo topic within the community. The project will use a series of awareness events (online and community), workshops and the option of being paired with trained Mental Health Champions to demystify mental health issues and to have community conversations and signpost people into appropriate services or groups. The project will have an impact through increasing people's awareness of mental health risk factors and to support people to seek help without feeling isolated and to reduce the stigma attached to Mental Health.

Our aims and objectives:

1. Targeted out-reach work to raise awareness of mental health issues and risk factors amongst the Asian community, and to encourage and enable patients to recognise and present to existing interventions i.e. SLaM, Talking Therapies, Befriending Services.


2. Supporting individuals to consider lifestyle changes to reduce their risk of further or increasing mental health issues.


3. Asian residents with mental health, their families and carers may feel more comfortable speaking to our health champions in their own community setting and language, rather than presenting to their GP. 

We are currently in the processing of collating information about what would be most beneficial for the community in terms of events and workshops.  We would welcome any suggestions for events or referrals from yourselves for anyone that may benefit from our services.  We are aiming to do more face-to-face events in the community settings now the Covid 19 restrictions have been lifted.  If you would like more information or highlight your services that are Mental Health related through our channels please do get in touch by emailing:

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Croydon Talking Therapies Information: -


Croydon Talking Therapies service is an NHS service providing confidential short-term psychological therapies (or talking therapies) to those that are registered with a Croydon GP and that are over the age of 17. Croydon Talking Therapies service offers support for common mental health difficulties such as stress, excessive worry, feeling down or depressed, trouble sleeping, lacking motivation or coping with difficult life events. The service also offers specialist support if you’re finding it hard to cope with the impact of a long-term health conditions or wanting to get back to work. Croydon Talking Therapies service encourages those in the borough of Croydon to make contact via self-referral when they first notice they are starting to struggle. By accessing support early, the service can support you to develop the strategies you need to improve your wellbeing. Contact Croydon Talking Therapies service for more information.


Languages: The Croydon Talking Therapies website and online referral can be viewed in several languages which includes Bengali, Gujarati, Tamil and Urdu.


Past events:  

- Stress Management workshop 

- What will they say

Collaborative working 

South London and Maudsley 5 year strategy engagement 


Links to resources 

Previous Events