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: beena.ali@arccltd.com

Past events:  

- Stress Management workshop 

- What will they say

Collaborative working 

South London and Maudsley 5 year strategy engagement 

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Links to resources 

Previous Events