LAUNCH OF NEW ALLIANCE OF BAME MENTAL HEALTH THERAPISTS AND CAMPAIGNERS IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19
BAMEStream is a collective of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) practitioners, therapists, policy experts, activists and academics who specialise in the areas of mental health and therapy.
Reported statistics show that BAME communities are disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 crisis; and as such, the group’s core purpose is to raise awareness and undertake impactful actions to address the urgent mental health and wellbeing needs of the UK’s BAME communities. The alliance will be developing a bespoke bereavement service and a single point of access for individuals and communities to access free counselling.
The site will highlight the development of The National Survey on Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) mental health services in the United Kingdom (UK) has been launched by BAMEStream, a new alliance of practitioners, therapists, policy specialists, organisations, activists and academia who specialise in the areas of mental health in collaboration with The Ubele Initiative.
The COVID-19 pandemic is having a devastating impact on BAME communities and this survey is the first step in trying to undertake impactful actions to address the urgent mental health and wellbeing needs of the BAME communities.