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African Lanarkshire for Mental Health
African Lanarkshire for Mental Health bridge up the gap in terms of cultural understanding from the main stream organisations in tackling and meeting the needs of Africans around Mental Health issues. African Lanarkshire for Mental Health creates a way of integrating people affected with mental health back in their family and the wide community.

In African community people do not discuss mental health in their families because it is regarded as an embarrassment being or having somebody in the family who is affected with mental health. It causes socially excluded to the person affected with mental health, this result in denial because ofthe fear of being discriminated.


That is why African Lanarkshire for Mental Health is there to organise activities that gradually address the stigma around mental health.
African Lanarkshire for Mental Health
Activities
These activities facilitate the family members to come together to share experiences. Separated family member come together, to create a platform which help the community to talk about mental health in any form to challenge and break down the barriers of stigma and discrimination in mental health.
WHAT WE DO
  •  Natural visit
  •  Well being entertainment
  • Anti stigma campaign
  • Language support (interpretation and translation)
  •  Art and craft
 
The organisation uses every opportunity to raise awareness of mental health and well being.
People with past and present experience of mental health have the opportunity to share experience.
It helps to build a strong bond with main stream institution to open up those affected with mental health to self advocacy.
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