Projects

Wellbeing and Mental Health project

Information

Bristol Somali Resource Centre (BSRC) Mental Health and Wellbeing Project:
Context:
• 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience mental health problems each year.
• 1 in 6 adults in England will have experienced a common mental health problem (such as depression and anxiety) in the past week.
• Bristol Quality of Life Survey in 2020/21, shows that 20% of Bristol residents reported 'below average mental wellbeing' with the figure rising to 34 per cent in most deprived areas (up from 21% last year).
The aim of the BSRC Mental Health and Wellbeing project:
The aim the project is to enhance the mental health and general wellbeing of the people of Somali origin and heritage but not exclusively who are living and/or working in Bristol.
The sessions will be confidential (in line with GDPR) and culturally appropriate.
How the Mental Support will be delivered:
Mental Health and wellbeing support sessions will be delivered over the telephone and via the zoom. Occasional face to face will be provided when safe to do by following Covid-19 rules. Also, regular group sessions of psychoeducational programmes/events are delivered over the zoom.
Methods:
We use evidence-based approach/techniques such Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approaches to enable people understand their mental health, source of their emotional struggles and useful learn ways to improve their wellbeing.
How to contact us:
You can contact us on 0117 907 7994 (office landline) 07305088492. Email:
info@somalicentre.co.uk; or zahra@somalicentre.co.uk