Thanks to funding from Welsh Government, the BAME Mental Health Online/Telephone support Project was created in December 2020 with the purpose to provide support to vulnerable Black, Asian, and minority ethnic people across Wales who required mental health support during the current COVID – 19 pandemic.
This project aims to promote and improve digital inclusion whilst reducing social isolation as due to the pandemic, many services have now moved to online platforms. The project also aims to improve individuals’ mental wellbeing to reduce the likelihood of people accessing primary services.
The project will be managed by Tubasum Munawar, who is highly experienced working in this field, and she had this to say about the project:
I believe this project is essential to improve peoples’ knowledge and understanding in using digital tools for communicating with others but also the knowledge to access digital services such as apps that could help with various aspects of life. There are many apps available that could help with improving mental wellbeing, which could be beneficial. I believe this project will not only improve mental wellbeing but also boost confidence when accessing online services.
To get more information about this project, or to get involved, email firstname.lastname@example.org.