As a social enterprise our vision is to improve the mental health of the nation.
Never before has this been more important.
No matter which sector you work in, coronavirus will be having an impact on your people and their mental health and wellbeing. We are focused on providing support to your workplace through adapted training and new resources. We will support your organisation to look after the mental health of your employees.
Black Minds Matter UK is a fully registered charity operating in the UK; connecting Black individuals and families with free mental health services- by professional Black therapists to support their mental health. Our vision is to make mental health topics more relevant and accessible for all Black people in the U.K., removing the stigma and remodelling the services to be relevant for the Black community.
Black Women Working is a movement which seeks to centre black women’s stories and experiences in the overall discussions about diversity and equality at work in the UK. We hope to provide a safe space for black women to speak openly about their experiences of working life in the UK and also to provide support, advice and aspiration to other black women. Our aim is to encourage black women to share their success stories and how they have overcome their obstacles as well as discuss institutional racism and other structural issues in their organisations.
We are the UK’s largest independent organisation to specialise in working psychologically, informed by an understanding of intersectionality, with people who identify as Black, African, South Asian and Caribbean. Our primary focus and area of expertise is to support people from these heritages. However, we are open to other People of Colour who are affected by oppression due to the colour of their skin and global white power.
Proudly independent, we speak truth to power on race and racism without fear or favour. We are not swayed by political agenda, profit or popular opinion. We are authentic, led by an ethnically diverse team, we draw from our lived experience and that of our wide and inclusive community and partnership networks.
From broadening the curriculum to exposing the Windrush scandal, our work is rooted in challenging structural racism and its impact on our communities. Our authoritative research-based interventions equip decision makers, practitioners and citizens with the knowledge and tools to deliver genuine progress towards racial equality in Britain.
Race on the Agenda (ROTA) is one of Britain’s leading anti-racist change drivers. Working with communities impacted by systemic racism, ROTA helps create the policies and practices to tackle inequality.
Originally set up in 1984, ROTA aims to support and amplify the work of anti-racist organisations across the country as they work to bring equality to their communities.
Race Equality First (REF) has over 40 years of experience as the recognised lead body in South Wales for tackling discrimination and hate crime and promoting the message that Race Equality is a human right.
We are experts in the field of race equality and advise the United Nations and the UK Government. REF is now the only Race Equality Council in Wales with the specific remit to address racial equality and we are one of the four remaining Race Equality Councils in the UK.
Kick It Out is English football’s equality and inclusion organisation.
Working throughout the football, educational and community sectors to challenge discrimination, encourage inclusive practices and campaign for positive change, Kick It Out is at the heart of the fight against discrimination for everyone who plays, watches or works in football.
Show Racism the Red Card (SRTRC) is an anti-racism education charity, established in England in January 1996 to harness the high-profile nature of footballers as anti-racist role models to educate against racism throughout society in the United Kingdom.
At Stonewall, we stand for lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer, questioning and ace (LGBTQ+) people everywhere. We imagine a world where all LGBTQ+ people are free to be themselves and we can live our lives to the full.
We are part of a vibrant global movement for change made up of LGBTQ+ people, our allies, families and friends. Since day one, we’ve fought for freedom, for equity and for potential.
We support tens of thousands of people every year through our diverse range of mental health services and life-changing support groups. These are vital in helping people get through crises, live independently and recognise that they don’t have to face mental illness alone.
Mind offers information and advice to people with mental health problems and lobbies government and local authorities on their behalf. It also works to raise public awareness and understanding of issues relating to mental health. 132 local Mind associations (independent, affiliated charities) provide services such as supported housing, floating support schemes, care homes, drop-in centres and self-help support groups.
Prevention of poor mental health is not only possible, but urgently needed. Our strategy affirms our commitment to making prevention happen, so that people across the UK can live mentally healthier lives.
Bristol Support Resources
BSWN is a Black-led racial justice infrastructure organisation based in Bristol. They support the development of dynamic, independent, and strong Black and Minoritised communities, businesses and organisations to flourish whilst challenging systemic barriers. They believe that by working collectively they can significantly address racial inequality. Over the years, BSWN has developed a strong reputation for evidence-driven work based on our own robust and academically sound research. We have started to fill the significant gaps in knowledge that are created by the lack of focus on the specific understandings, experiences, needs, wants, feelings, and aspirations of the Black and Minoritised communities in Bristol and the region.
Bristol Black Carers has been supporting and empowering carers across the whole of Bristol for over 25 years by providing services which encompass their cultural background. We provide person-centred and holistic care, recognising and acknowledging that people from the Caribbean, Africa and Asia (referred to as BAME: Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic), who have vast social and cultural similarities and differences. For every carer/service user, their situation and issues are important and unique for them thus the importance of us listening first. This simple action will to help them to identify and develop an action plan as they deem necessary.
We are here for you. SARI provides free and confidential support for anyone who is a victim of hate crime. Whether that’s based on race, faith, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or sex. We also work to build greater understanding and respect for diversity and difference within our community.
Refugee Women of Bristol (RWoB) is the only multi-ethnic, multi-faith organisation that specifically targets the needs of refugee women in Bristol, we are directly governed by women of the refugee and asylum-seeking community. We provide services to disenfranchised groups over and above the generic category of ‘refugee’, and routinely reach cohorts of women that other service providers overlook or are unable to access.
A Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic led registered charity with over 20 years experience delivering social care support, talking therapies and training to adults and young people across Bristol. We help to deal with (re)offending behaviour, mental health and problematic substance use. We use our understanding and experience to advocate for equality and social justice in key strategic policy forums.
Suicide Prevention UK is an award winning Suicide Prevention charity. We help anyone who may be struggling with their mental health and/or thoughts of suicide. Our volunteers use their skills, training and empathetic approach to offer a non-judgmental listening ear to help people in what could be their darkest hour. Our volunteers aim to signpost individuals to the most relevant support available to them at that time, to get them to get the help they deserve.
Our service is available via our helpline – National Suicide Prevention Helpline UK, social media and face to face out in the community. Need a helping hand? Our helpline: 0800 689 5652
Changes Bristol is a mental health charity that began in 2003 when people with lived experience came together to form a support network for those suffering mental distress. We have developed as an organisation through the experience of our members, developing our services to meet the needs of communities throughout Bristol and the surrounding area through our peer support model. They have a Women of Colour Support Group on Mondays 6:30-8:30pm online.
In March 2019, Mind launched a brand new programme working with young Black men. The three year programme works with 11 to 30 year olds by offering a range of tailored local services working specifically with young Black men. The aim of the programme is to increase understanding of mental health problems, reduce the stigma surrounding them and learn about how and where to seek help when you need it. The programme has been guided by a steering group of nine young Black men, who use their insights and experience to guide the programme.
Put your mental health first. Open to anyone in Bristol aged 18+ who wants to improve their mental wellbeing. Our free wellbeing workshops and courses take place in community venues and online.
Supporting people affected by eating disorders. Having an eating disorder, or supporting someone who has, can be a distressing and bewildering experience. Somerset and Wessex Eating Disorders Association (SWEDA) offers a range of services throughout Somerset and the surrounding area and provide support to anyone affected by eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, compulsive eating, binge eating disorder and all related conditions.