Our Mental Health and Wellbeing Support for Black, People of Colour and Minority Ethnic Communities includes both peer support and Mental Health and Wellbeing Toolkits.

Peer Support for Black, People of Colour and Minority Ethnic Communities in East Lothian, Midlothian and West Lothian

Our Peer Connecting service for people who identify as Black, a Person of Colour or Minority Ethnic helps to create social networks to reduce loneliness and isolation and offers peer support groups too.

This service seeks to provide self-management support to people from marginalised communities living with mental health challenges. This service is trauma-informed, culturally relevant and led by people with lived experience of mental health and as a member of BPOC and minority ethnic communities. People are supported in culturally competent ways to build confidence, meet new people and connect into local groups and activities.

Peer Support for Black, People of Colour and Minority Ethnic Communities in East Lothian and Midlothian

Peer Support for Black, People of Colour and Minority Ethnic Communities in West Lothian

Mental Health and Wellbeing support for people from minority ethnic communities in Edinburgh

Mental Health and Wellbeing Toolkit

Our Mental Health and Wellbeing Toolkit is a free course that can help you feel less stressed and overwhelmed. It is a place to explore different tools and strategies to improve mental health and wellbeing. We cover topics such as how anxiety and stress affect us, prevention and coping skills, breathing exercises, mindfulness, personal boundaries and challenging unhelpful thinking styles, self-care and resilience building.

Mental Health and Wellbeing Toolkit for people from minority ethnic communities in Edinburgh

Stress management course

This is 4-week course which aims to support people from ethnic minorities who are experiencing stress to identify and manage their symptoms. Stress is a normal emotional response to difficult situations, and everyone experiences stress in their lives. However, we need to recognise when symptoms become too frequent, too intense or prolonged as stress affects people emotionally, physically and psychologically and can lead to anxiety and mood disorders.

Stress management course for minority ethnic communities in Edinburgh