All forms of racism can be damaging to the mental health of racialised communities. If you think racism is affecting your mental health in any way, it’s ok to ask for help – you deserve support and respect. Here are some places you can try:
As well as these services, some organisations offer support specifically for racialised communities:
Our network of local Minds offer tailored support for their local communities, with some offering services specifically for people from racialised communities. Some of these include:
There are also our local Minds delivering our Young Black Men’s programme.
There are a number of other organisations which may be useful for finding information and support specifically if you are from a racialised community, including:
The Black, African and Asian Therapy Network provides psychological and complementary therapist directories and signposts to local services.
Diverse Cymru has a current project offering mental health services for Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities in Cardiff and Vale Glamorgan
Muslim Youth Helpline provides pioneering faith and culturally sensitive services to Muslim youth in the UK.
Ethnic Minorities Youth Support Team Wales supports young people from racialised communities, families and individuals in Wales
Our peer support directory lists peer support services in England by area. Some of these have a particular focus on support for people from different racialised communities. See our information pages on peer support to find out more about peer support, what types there are, how it can help and how to access it.
Students have been particularly affected by the pandemic. Students from racialised communities even more so.
We have some information on mental health support for Black, Asian and minority ethnic students. It covers the things that may affect your mental health, and useful resources and contacts to support you. Read our information for students from racialised communities.