Covid-19 is both a public health crisis but also a crisis that has highlighted the existing mental health inequalities in the UK. Black and Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities including refugees, asylum seeker, families with no recourse to the public fund have historically experienced multiple disadvantages, which often affect their physical and mental wellbeing. Mental health issues within this population have amplified under Covid-19.
Black Lives Matter uprisings have heightened the BAME community’s consciousness while increasing fear of racism and discrimination, affecting individuals’ mental health.
NESTAC offers a safe early intervention platform to young and adult people within BAME communities living in the North-West to be listened to, using cross-cultural approaches to support them emotionally and combat mental health inequalities in the North-West of England.
Find out more about our ‘Ear for You’ Campaign which responds to the mental stressors related to Covid-19.
Ear for You…
Research has revealed that the Black and Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) population is the most affected by Covid-19 in the UK. NESTAC provides counselling and emotional support to BAME families affected by the Covid-19 pandemic during and after the lockdown period. We use a person-centred approach, recognising the uniqueness of each person, as well as the diversity of cultures and beliefs.