The Black Women’s Mental Health project was started in 1996 when the founding members recognised the need for a more dedicated approach to the mental health issues surrounding black women. The project provides home visits, hospital visits, emotional support, referrals to counseling, a helpline answer phone service amongst other services.
It is a dynamic and dedicated organisation managed by the black women users and survivors of the mental health care system within the UK. Their vision is “to enable, support and encourage all black women, women who define themselves as being black in this society, in demanding for themselves collectively good practices in mental health”. Such an inspirational vision comes for the grass-roots level at which the project started over a decade ago.
Rhoda Wilson will be looking at the spectrum of matters that the project has to deal with and how Angela’s team tackles them in today’s society. By focusing on this worthy project Rhoda hopes to raise awareness of black women’s mental health which is still considered a taboo topic in some areas of the black community but affects so many. To learn more about the Black Women’s Mental Health Project tune into the Rhoda Wilson Show on Friday 26th December 2008 Sky Channel 184, Ben TV at 10pm.
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