The team oversees programmes feeding into the strategic goal ‘Removing inequality of opportunity’. In this way, the focus on issues of Racial inequality addressed by Diverse Minds, along with a focus on other equality areas including disability and sexuality, are now part of the core strategy of Mind.
These are our programmes.
A four-year programme working with Mind’s service provider networks and other mental health services to improve their response to marginalised groups.
Engaging with local communities is central to this work. If you want to know more about Diverse Networks and how to get involved, please visit the Diverse Networks section
A four-year programme working with community-based groups to increase the mental health resilience, reduced mental health stressors and equip wider community networks to support the mental health of young African-Caribbean men.
The longer term aim of both programmes is to improve the provision of mental health services for marginalised groups, and to tackle the ongoing racial inequality revealed in various mental health indicators, particularly rates of sectioning under the mental health act.
To know more about YACM programme and how to get involved, please visit the Young African-Caribbean Men section
In October 2013 we launched an additional project that will expand the previous work bringing together community-based expertise around supporting vulnerable migrants with those responsible for commissioning mental health services. More information is available in the Vulnerable Migrants sectio
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