Mental Health Advocacy for BAME communities

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) have awarded funding to Empower Consultants, Gaddum and African Caribbean Mental Health Services (ACMHS) to take part in a pilot for culturally appropriate advocacy in Manchester. 

This is to ensure Black Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities get fair access to culturally competent support and care across all mental health provisions.

The pilot programme provides:

  • A safe and confidential space to discuss and address cultural and language needs

  • BAME advocates trained in mental health issues and cultural competance

  • Support to challenge decisions made by others

  • Strength-based approaches to increase confidence

  • Support in getting voices heard

As part of the programme, a series of community workshops are being run by the project Team at the Millennium Windrush Centre in Manchester. 

If you work with BAME individuals who have had experience of Mental Health Services and/or the criminal justice system, please share this information with them and encourage them to attend one of the sessions.

To find out more please call 0161 226 9562 or email

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