Working with migrant communities
Since 2008, Mind has been working with refugee community organisations (RCOs) across England in order to build their capacity to advocate for appropriate and accessible mental health care for members of their communities.
RCOs and migrant community organisations play a key role in supporting members of their community to engage more effectively not only with wider UK society, but also with local public services.
The size and scope of migrant community organisations and RCOs differ significantly across the country, and research by Mind has shown that in many areas there is a need for these organisations to build their capacity to help their communities with issues related to mental health.
Mind’s work with migrant community organisations
- Mind is currently engaging with migrant community organisations across the south east of England to learn more about the support that they offer to their communities and their levels of engagement with service providers and commissioners.
- Mind is working with RCOs, migrant community organisations, commissioners and service providers to build networks to facilitate ongoing dialogue and development of services.
- Mind has provided training to RCOs and refugee and asylum seeker service users to enhance their advocacy and mental health awareness skills.
Find out more about migrant community organisations around the UK
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