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.
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.
- 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.
- 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
- Outreach sessions for local community groups and educational establishments to raise awareness about mental health within the community and in young people.