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- Increase awareness of mental health within BME communities to remove the stigma and social exclusion promoting support by improving awareness of mental health needs.
- Build relationships with individuals so they talk openly about past experiences, trauma or concerns about adapting to a new culture providing the opportunity to talk to someone who will understand and advise them.
- Advocacy for clients for whom English isn’t the first language to help them understand the Mental Health support services available to them and to encourage improved access to these services through signposting in community settings.
- Assistance to enable health professionals to understand how to conduct culturally appropriate assessments with clients from BME communities building an understanding of mental health needs and improving service design and delivery with better health outcomes for service users.