Presently working on a project supporting vulnerable people within our communities who are affected by the coronavirus pandemic and self-isolating to be able to live healthily, access vital information. Those who are struggling with information for food banks and regular phone calls to make sure they are living well. We are all called upon to.

Supplying face mask to the most vulnerable within our communities.

“ Use your voice for kindness, your ears for compassion, your hands for charity, your minds for truth and your heart for love”.

How can we help or support people with mental health issues to be productive members of the community.

  • Give them the voice and empowerment to reduce stigma and eradicate fear.
  • Community awareness -> Individual awareness, who has the voice!? Sufferer or professional
  • Partnership linking (or work)
  • Role models

Next Steps

  • Create space or opportunity for consultation involving decision makers + sufferers.
  • Identifying other ways of therapy to meet the unique needs of people.
  • Tackling the issues of culture/heritage awareness (diagnosis to implications)

Other Matters

  • Labelling, the outcome is fear leading to panic
  • Recognizing what support-> waiting time etc. etc.
  • Eradicate the fear for spreading out + labelling someone with this illness.
  • Identifying the person first and the illness second

The Issue of Trust

  • ls it ok to speak out – raise awareness on this issue.

Peer Support

  • Conversations with service providers
  • Issues of Mental Health and Crime
  • About culture sensitivity regarding mental health.

Support needs of Disadvantaged Groups (Common Characteristics)

  • Low skilled people
  • No qualification
  • Trauma (fleeing from war-torn areas, isolated and lonely.
  • Religious barriers/cultural issues
  • 5. Complex UK system (Not understand)
  • Language barrier

What are their needs (Evidence Based?)

  • Housing—-Helping people access housing when they are facing challenges (homelessness)
  • Employment/Training—Don’t fit into the mainstream educational system.
  • Health and Well-being.
  • Families & Children—–People need food, company and other support systems. Those living with dementia are more isolated than ever
  • Debts
  • Bereavement.
  • Mental Health.

“The measure of a society is found in how they treat their weakest and most helpless citizens or members of their community”