Mind produces mental health information online and in print for people with experience of mental health problems. We’re now working on some information about how racism can affect our mental health, to support people with experience of racism.
As part of our research we’re looking for people from Black, Asian or other ethnic minority backgrounds, including Mixed Race backgrounds, to take part in an online focus group.
In the group you'll have an opportunity to share:
We’re keen to hear a range of views, and there are no right or wrong answers when sharing your experiences for this research. If you have experience of racism and would like to take part, please see how to apply below.
Our online focus group will be an informal discussion with around six to eight people sharing their experiences of racism and how this has impacted their mental health.
Date: Wednesday 3rd February 2021
Time: 3.00 pm - 4.30pm
Where: Online – details to be confirmed closer the time
Number of spaces: Six to eight people
We’ll be discussing:
Our aim is that the discussion will help us to better understand the impact of racism on mental health, and to explore what our information on this should include.
After the focus group and our other research activities, we’ll produce some new information on racism and mental health. If you’d also like to feedback on a draft of this information, to help us understand how we can improve it, you can let us know in the application form that you’d like to be contacted for future opportunities.
We really appreciate your help and will pay you £50 to say thank you for your time and expertise.
If you think this payment might affect your benefits, you should contact your local benefit office or Citizens Advice for advice before applying.
To apply please fill in the quick form below by Wednesday 23rd December at 9am. It should take only a few minutes.
We will aim to get back to you by Friday 15th January 2021 to let you know whether you have been selected.
If there have been a lot of applications and we haven't been able to select you this time, we would still really appreciate your input and will let you know about other ways you can get involved. These will include ways to share your experiences in writing rather than via an online group.
If you have any questions that are not answered on this page please email [email protected]. We aim to get back to everyone as soon as possible but if we receive a lot of queries sometimes this can take 3-5 working days. Thank you for your patience.
We really appreciate you wanting to take part and will do our best to recruit people from lots of different backgrounds so that the input we get covers as wide a range of experiences as possible.
To take part you'll need to:
When you fill out the application form, you can tell us how you meet this description. You may want to keep a copy of this page open so you can look at it when filling out the application form.