There is a growing body of research to suggest that those exposed to racism may be more likely to experience mental health problems such as Psychosis and Depression.
Detention rates under The Mental Health Act during 2017/18 were 4x times higher for people in the ‘Black’ or ‘Black British’ group than those in the ‘White’ group.
The Count Me In Census, which collects information on Inpatient Care, found higher than average admission and detention rates for Black groups in every year from 2006 to 2010
Risk of Psychosis in Black Caribbean Groups is estimated to be nearly 7x higher than in the White population.
If you, or someone you know, need some mental health support. then there are a number of organisations that can help, many of which specialise in working with people of colour. If you know of any more, please let us know and we’ll add them.
Please note, we are not responsible for the content of external websites and these are listed here purely as a source of information.
Kindred Minds is a unique user-led project run by Lambeth & Southwark Mind for people from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities living in and around the borough of Southwark. Their activities are open access with no referral process or cost. Membership is free. All survivors of mental distress from BME communities are welcome.
The Black, African & Asian Therapy Network (BAATN) 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.
The Muslim Counsellor and Psychotherapist Network (MCAPN) was created to build a professional support network for Muslim counsellors, psychotherapists, psychiatrists and psychologists and to provide a professional Muslim Counselling Directory for clients to easily find and access mental health and counselling support.
Black Thrive is an independent partnership between Lambeth communities, statutory organisations, and voluntary and private sectors. They work together to reduce the inequality and injustices experienced by black people in mental health services.