If racism is affecting your mental health, this page has details of organisations who may be able to help. It covers:
Our network of local Minds provide support to their communities, with some offering tailored services, such as:
Some local Minds are also delivering our Young Black Men programme:
Our peer support directory lists peer support services across England and Wales, including some services tailored to specific communities.
See our information pages on peer support to find out more about peer support, including what types there are, how it can help and how to access it.
Provides a list of therapists working to recognise the ways in which culture, faith, religion, colour, social background, sexuality, gender and neurodiversity affect people's experiences.
Provides a list of therapists from Black, African and Asian backgrounds, and signposts to local mental health and advocacy services.
0207 263 6947
Offers free bereavement support (three sessions) for anyone aged 18 and over who identifies as Black, Asian or any other minority ethnicity who has been affected by the death of a loved one due to Covid-19. Support is delivered by Nafsiyat Intercultural Therapy. It is available in multiple languages and you can self-refer to the service.
Bayo is a space to find collectives, organisations and services from across the UK that offer mental health and wellbeing support to the Black community.
Offers mental health support to people from Black British communities, including racial wellness workshops. Works to embed Black British cultural heritage and African and Caribbean histories into teaching.
Welsh charity committed to supporting people facing inequality and discrimination. Offers mental health services to people from Black and minority ethnic backgrounds through its mental health projects.
Provides services in Wales for young people aged 11–25 from ethnic minority backgrounds and their families, including support for health and wellbeing.
UK-wide mental health service database. Lets you search for local, national, peer, community, charity, private and NHS mental health support. You can filter results to find specific kinds of support.
Provides culturally-informed wellbeing talks and workshops, including sessions on racial wellness.
020 8458 2223
Provides mental health support for the Jewish community through online services, community hubs, recovery support plans and education.
Offers mental health support to people of Southeast and East Asian heritage in the UK, and lists other support options in London, Birmingham, Manchester and Scotland.
Directory of support services for people of colour, including mental health services.
Creates spaces for mental health education and awareness for Punjabi communities.
0800 032 3263 (24-hour emergency number)
0208 457 9999 (general enquiries)
Protects British Jews from antisemitism and related threats, including through an emergency number and an online form for reporting incidents.
Promotes and monitors human rights and equality.
Provides information about hate crimes and an online form for reporting them.
These organisations campaign against racism and some offer ways to get involved and have your say. You could also campaign with Mind for a fairer system.
Works to address and challenge the structural barriers that prevent Black people from thriving.
Works with communities impacted by systemic racism, to create policies and practice that tackle inequality.
Explores evidence of discrimination and disadvantage. Promotes equality in public services, including health, housing and social care.
Challenges race inequality in Britain through research, network building, leading debate, and policy engagement.
Anti-racism education charity, delivering educational workshops to young people and adults.
Works to create a more equal and inclusive society, and to create education and career opportunities for young people.
Offers independent reporting and support for victims and witnesses of hate crimes. Visit their website to see if your area is covered, and find links to other reporting options.
African diaspora-led organisation bringing together a culturally diverse and intergenerational group of community activists and change-makers.
Published: July 2021
Review planned: December 2021
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