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Small grants - Round One
Project: Post-traumatic Resilience Project
Organisation: Refugee Radio
Region: South East
10 refugees and asylum seekers who have mental health problems are putting on events for the wider refugee community. At these events, people who do not have mental health problems will have the chance to talk to and learn from people who do. The team will be recording extracts from these conversations and compiling them into a radio documentary.
This programme will be broadcast on FM radio, Refugee Week radio, and it will be available as a podcast. They'll also be putting a Q&A on their website, to create further opportunities for dialogue between people with and without mental health problems.
Stephen from Refugee radio talks about why the project is needed, and how people with refugee or asylum seeker status will be leading the work.
Organisation: Blue Elephant Theatre in partnership with Three Cs Crossways Centre and Wyndham and Comber Residents Association.
Weekly drama workshops where people with and without mental health problems will work together to devise and put on a series of public performances. After each show, the company will run activities which will start conversations and change the audience’s attitudes towards people with mental health problems.
Project: Man Enough
Organisation: abandofbrothers in partnership with Daniel Sollé
12 men with experience of mental health problems, from different London communities, will take part in workshops where they will talk about mental health and discrimination. The workshops will also equip them with some of the skills they need to take action, so that each of the men will then feel able to go out into their communities and set up activities aimed at starting conversations about mental health.
Find out more
- Nathan, CEO of abandofbrothers, writes about how the Man Enough project has taken him on a personal journey
- Petra Hilgers from deep:black reflects on her experience of facilitating a session planned and delivered by Joseph Griffiths, a Man Enough project participant.
Project: Reading for Wellbeing – Speaking Out
Organisation: The Hearth Centre in partnership with Eugene Egan, Hasmita Gohil and Freda Easington
Region: West Midlands
This project will train 24 people with personal experience of mental health problems in the "Reading for Wellbeing" approach. Once they have completed the training, they'll work with reading groups in libraries and other social and community settings, using stories and poetry to spark conversations about mental health. They will read aloud from a story or poem, and ask each group they’re working with to think about their own experiences and beliefs about mental health - and how it’s portrayed in the text.
Project: Engage, Support and Develop
Organisation: COPE Black Mental Health Foundation in partnership with ENTA
Region: West Midlands
10 young people from BME communities, who have mental health problems, will work together with 10 young people without mental health problems to record a CD which sums up some of their thoughts and feelings about mental health. The project will then take the CD into schools and youth groups, using it to start conversations about mental health with the young people’s peers.
Doreen from COPE talks about what the project will be doing