"From believing Black people feel less physical pain, to sectioning them more frequently, to Black women being 4 times as likely to die during childbirth than their white counterparts, the biases are there within the health care sector."There is also a lack of cultural awareness. Some Black people express themselves loudly, and professionals who lack awareness may perceive this as threatening or disruptive."Angela blogs about her experience of accessing mental health care as a Black woman for Mind - read her full story: www.mind.org.uk/information-support/your-stories/the-biases-i-face-as-a-black-woman/#BlackHistoryMonth... See MoreSee Less
Following our focus groups with South Asian men and women this summer, we have launched a report with the findings, themes and recommendations that have surfaced.We found that stigma, shame, guilt and embarrassment were common barriers to South Asian men and women accessing mental health support, as well as family pressures and lack of accessible information.SMI Programme Manager Masira Hans, who co-led the groups alongside Leeds Mind, elaborated: "For the women, there were myths around ‘if I disclose I’m suffering with my mental health, I’m going to be classed as an unfit mother, or an unfit wife or daughter-in-law.'"With the men it was similar, they were saying ‘if I disclose I’m suffering with ill mental health, then my standing in the community, my credibility as the breadwinner, as the person in control, as a protector of other people, is going to come into disrepute.’"We have chosen to launch the report this week to mark #HateCrimeAwarenessWeek and show our commitment to there being #NoPlaceForHate at Mind in Bradford. We will continue to work with minority groups to understand and listen to experiences, and ensure that everyone feels comfortable and able to come to us for mental health support. Hate crime can have a huge impact on mental health, and we are here for anyone that needs us.Read more about the report: www.mindinbradford.org.uk/news/report-on-mental-health-support-for-south-asian-communities/... See MoreSee Less
This #ThankYouThursday, we'd like to say a HUGE thank you to Matt Dodds of Queensbury RC who has run seven half-marathons over seven consecutive days to fundraise for us!What an incredible challenge - we're worn out just thinking about it...Matt has raised an amazing £545, which could provide over 60 calls to our helpline Guide-Line, supporting 60 people with the advice and care that they need.Thank you Matt! 💙It's not too late to donate - Matt's JustGiving page is still open: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/matt-dodds3... See MoreSee Less
We have a new job vacancy!We are looking for an Administrator to assist our Office Manager and fulfil the role of frontline communicator with clients, enquiries and visitors to our HQ. You'll be providing general administrative support to ensure that daily operations are maintained in an effective, up-to-date and accurate manner.For more information and to apply, visit: www.mindinbradford.org.uk/administrator/... See MoreSee Less
"The biases are there within the health care sector."
Angela blogs about her experience of accessing mental health care as a Black woman for @MindCharity - read her full story: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/your-stories/the-biases-i-face-as-a-black-woman/