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WELLBEING FOR ETHNIC MINORITY WOMEN

In England and Wales, nearly one in five of us come from an ethnic minority ethnic background.

 

Challenges such as racism, stigma, and gender inequalities can affect the mental health of women from ethnic communities. 

 

The situation is particularly dire for some women in minority communities, where barriers to language and culture can make it hard to seek and get help. ​

There are options available to help you to overcome some of these barriers. If you’re having mental health issues you can get help. If you have problems with your areas of your wellbeing, there are ways to deal with this and improve your care.

We provide well-being services to women from minority ethnic backgrounds.

 

Contact us on support@shewise.org for more details. 

DID YOU KNOW: ​

Women from minority ethnic communities often face disadvantages in society, they are more likely to:

  • Experience poverty and homelessness​

  • Do less well at school​

  • Be unemployed​

  • Be in contact with the criminal justice system​

  • Face challenges accessing services​

  • Older South Asian women are an at-risk group for suicide

Each of these can increase the risk of developing mental health problems.​ Whether you're concerned about your own mental health or a loved one, find out how you can get help.

 

If you are from a minority ethnic background, you may experience a different level of mental illness than the wider population.

Things like fear, stigma, and lack of culturally sensitive treatment can act as barriers to accessing mental health care for women from ethnic backgrounds.  

HOW CAN WE HELP?​

We aspire to a future where individuals impacted by poor wellbeing experience equality, enjoy their rights, receive fair treatment, and achieve the highest possible quality of life. 
We are dedicated to advocating for the wellbeing of minority ethnic communities, actively challenging the injustices and inequalities within healthcare that exacerbate the challenges faced by individuals dealing with issues relating to their wellbeing.

To overcome health and mental health inequalities and disparities with hard-to-reach community members, we have developed and enhanced our existing wellbeing support programs to ensure it gives special attention to the issues people from ethnic minorities face and that they are culturally sensitive, appropriate, and adequate model of support, representing the diverse needs of the communities, often overlooked by mainstream public health services and including good communication, engagement and accessibility.

 

WANT TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST?

CONTACT US: 

Holy Trinity Church, 6 High Street Hounslow, TW3 1HG

W: info@shewise.org  |  Tel: 0333 1881 5005

 

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