ALLIANCE OF B.A.M.E MENTAL HEALTH THERAPISTS AND CAMPAIGNERS IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19
BAMEStream is supporting the Majonzi Bereavement Fund.
It is an alliance of Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnic (B.A.M.E) practitioners, therapists, policy experts, activists and academics who specialise in mental health and wellbeing.
Reported statistics show that B.A.M.E communities are disproportionately impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic 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 B.A.M.E communities. The alliance have developed a bespoke bereavement service and a single point of access for individuals and communities to access free support. They have also hosted a series of culturally relevant bereavement and grief interviews and events.
BAMEstream’s The National Survey on Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnic (B.A.M.E) mental health services in the United Kingdom (UK) which can be viewed here. BAMEStream
To help normalise grief and get people talking about this taboo topic during National Grief Week the team hosted two events – The Launch of the Bereavement support service, and “How We Grieve” in B.A.M.E communities.