Young African Caribbean Men programme

Young African Caribbean men are one of the most overrepresented BME groups in inpatient mental health services in the country. There are multiple reasons for this, but among them are stigma, cultural barriers, and discrimination.

Our work with young African Caribbean aim is therefore aimed at prevention – we want to avoid people becoming so unwell that they need these services in the first place.

This is why we work with organisations engaging with young African Caribbean men to help build resilience, reduce risk factors, and enable the wider community to support the mental heath needs of their young people more effectively.

If you would like to know more about these activities or to find out how to get involved, please get in touch with Alessandro: [email protected]



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The best in me... thanks to you

Watch here a short presentation of Mind's work with young African & Caribbean Men to support their wellbeing, followed by a personal story of one of the young people who benefited from the project

“Up My Street” Projects

In partnership with The Integrate Movement and the Centre for Mental Health, Mind is proud to announce the launch of our “Up My Street” project.

The project focuses on young African-Caribbean men (YACM) aged from around 15 – 28. It seeks to build their mental health resilience and to develop the capacity of wider peer, family and service provider networks to provide effective support.

We believe the project will result in young people seeking and receiving tailored help with their mental health needs in a more flexible way, therefore reducing reliance on referrals to traditional mental health services.

I now feel more in control, even when I'm going through a rough patch

Supporting young people's wellbring

We are currently developing pilot activities in London, Birmingham, Manchester and Wales.

To find out more about the project and how to get involved....

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