Understanding BME culture within mental health workshop

The aim of Mental Health Awareness workshop is for you to gain a wider understanding of the issues surrounding mental health within BME communities, both your own and others, and so to work more effectively with mental health problems. With 1 in 4 people with mental health issues experiencing stigma and discrimination, it is clear that people themselves need to have a better understanding of the issues, to break down the fears and misunderstandings surrounding mental illness, and which can often prevent young people from seeking appropriate help.

They are suitable for anyone over the age of 16. We deliver these workshops to small groups as part of raising awareness into taking culture into account in your workplace amongst colleagues. The workshops provide an interactive and engaging session so people can walk away starting an open conversation about mental health.

By the end of the 3-hour workshop you will be able to:

Learning Outcomes:

  • To be aware of culture aspects and barriers when it comes to mental health.
  • To be more aware of the barriers faced by BME communities.
  • Realising the cultural differences from various BME communities.
  • Learning how to support someone with mental health issues with positivity.
  • Being able to emphasise with people from other BME communities.
  • Learning to be aware of trying to break the stigma in BME communities


The programme will include personal perspectives, interactive exercises (no role play!), as well as time for questions. You are encouraged to ask questions at any time, but to specifically make use of questions during the personal perspectives.

To enquire about the workshop please email us on asha@generationreform.org


We will also be introducing other workshops specifically covering relationships, lifeskills, women empowerment and crime consequences awareness. For more info regarding an interest in these workshops please email us as we will gladly tailor these to your needs, email us on asha@generationreform.org

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