The Cultural Advocacy Project (CAP) supports and develops mental health projects with BAME community groups and organisations to promote good mental health and wellbeing across communities.
Working with different organisations, we deliver culturally specific training in mental health to create mental health champions and workers to promote and deliver wellbeing projects.
These include weekly peer support groups, individual support, workshops and wellbeing events to support people’s individual mental wellbeing journeys, find mentors and receive practical help and support. Groups focus on connectedness, aiming to reduce isolation and build skills, resources and resilience across individuals, families and communities.
Our peer support groups are held in various community centres, GP practices and schools.
How can I attend a group?
The list of our current groups are in the flier below. To access a group, please contact our number below, or you can contact a group directly and ask to join.
How do I set up a group?
If you would like to set up a peer support group in your organisation, please give us a call. We can discuss our offers and training and support you in building a group.
Is there a cost and minimum number of sessions I can join?
You can join for as many or little sessions as you like. Sessions are free and confidential.
"I wish I had these groups earlier. I feel like so many of my problems now could have been avoided if I just shared my concerns with others".
“Meeting people who have had the same experiences as me makes me feel like I am not alone. “
“I have been unwell for so long but I didn’t want to go to my GP. The group encouraged me to take my health seriously and to talk about my concerns.”