BAMER (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic & Refugee) Mental Health Strategy Group

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BAMER mental health needs have long been identified as a concern by BAMER individuals with experience of mental distress, commissioners, providers of services & community organisations locally. However, despite strong partnership working & networks amongst key stakeholders, there has been no strategic forum providing a focus for BAMER mental health concerns & initiatives in Liverpool. The Consortium has, therefore, established this group, in partnership with key stakeholders, to take the issue forward as part of its ongoing programme of work to support stakeholder participation in the development of mental health strategy & service improvement in Liverpool.

The aims of the group are to:

  • Improve the mental health & wellbeing of Liverpool’s BAMER communities by informing & influencing mental health commissioning & service provision to better meet community needs
  • Improve access to appropriate support & services for BAMER people through working in partnership with mental health providers to ensure that services meet the needs of BAMER individuals

The group currently meets bi-monthly: January, March, May, July, September & November

For further dates & times, please contact Claire Stevens on 0151 237 2688 or claire.stevens@liverpoolmentalhealth.org

The group compiled a useful booklet for World Mental Health Day 2015, listing a range of local services which provide mental health-related information, advice & support to people from BAMER communities. All copies of the booklet have now been circulated, but a PDF copy is available here: BAMER Support & Services Leaflet