The Mental Health and Wellbeing project supports ethnic minority individuals in the Forth Valley who experience reduced mental wellbeing to help them lead healthier, happier, and more fulfilling lives. This project is funded by Comic Relief via the Global Majority Fund and is managed by the Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights (CRER). The money raised by Comic Relief supports charities and projects in the UK and around the world. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everyone’s mental health and was felt particularly among ethnic minorities, considering the impact of cultural differences, low levels of confidence in the health services, and the difficulties in accessing services due to language barriers. We aim to support ethnic minorities by designing and developing a programme of activities to help improve their mental health and wellbeing, thus leading to an improved quality of life.
For further information on the project and our activities, please access our comprehensive BROCHURE here. You are welcome to download the digital version and share it among your contacts, which can be downloaded HERE.
Our Project helps to address mental health issues and improve the mental health of ethnic minority communities through a varied programme of activities as well as by enabling access to specialist mental health professionals with interpreting services.
Our programme of activities aims to encourage as many people as possible to be more active and to integrate further in their local communities and the wider society.
We can also deliver and/or arrange for the following activities:
For further information, please contact our Project Coordinator for Mental Health and Wellbeing, Iweta Baran: firstname.lastname@example.org
MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING RESOURCES RECOMMENDED:
Getting started with mindfulness (overview of what mindfulness is, benefits and guided practices): www.mindful.org/meditation/mindfulness-getting-started/
CSREC Mindfulness Recordings: www.tinyurl.com/csrec01
Mindfulness in Arabic: www.mindfulnessinarabic.org/
Action for happiness (videos and podcasts dedicated to wellbeing and self-care topics): www.actionforhappiness.org/resources
Action for happiness Monthly Calendar (a monthly calendar available in different languages with daily reminders to take care of yourself): https://actionforhappiness.org/calendar
Five steps to mental wellbeing: https://www.nhsinform.scot/healthy-living/mental-wellbeing/five-steps-to-mental-wellbeing
NHS Forth Valley Self-help resources: https://www.selfhelpguides.ntw.nhs.uk/forthvalley/
Falkirk Mental Health and Wellbeing Resources Leaflet: https://www.cvsfalkirk.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/NEW-Falkirk-Resources-and-Help-Nov-2021.pdf
Mental health services at NHS 24: https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/mental-health/mental-health-support/mental-health-services-at-nhs-24
For information on how to access professional mental health service, please consult your GP and/or email email@example.com