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Healthy Minds Project

Funded by Mind UK, the Healthy Minds Project is a mental health support project delivered in Cardiff for BME women of any age and young people aged 18-24 years. The project allows participants to address issues at the earliest possible stage by providing a single point of contact to counsel, give information and listen to the needs of each individual. This is achieved through one-to-one counselling and peer support groups which provide a safe space to talk openly with like-minded individuals without judgment or fear of stigmatisation.

Project Purpose

Empowering and assisting young people and BME women to cope with mental health, isolation, depression and from disengaging with/withdrawing from family networks and friends.

Project Activities
  1. One-to-one counselling, advice and support around mental health issues
    Timely information and advice to assist in coping with mental health, isolation, depression and from withdrawing from family networks and friends.
  2. Weekly ‘My Space’ Peer Support Group sessions To explore concerns in a non-judgemental environment, learn about coping strategies, hear advice from experts; providing an opportunity to meet others, talk and share in an informal setting. These sessions will enable the beneficiaries to: develop a social network; participate in group physical exercise (provided by our MEE in Mind or Sports Project); join regular trips and excursions in partnership with other REF projects and partner organisations; attend training and develop skills to become peer and community leaders and use skills to help others through difficult periods in their life
  3. Outreach sessions for local community groups and educational establishments to raise awareness about mental health within the community and in young people.
Further information

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