Hearing Our Needs Project Belfast Workshop

Counselling All Nations Services (CANS)

Counselling All Nations Services (CANS)

This is a free event
The board of CANS would like to invite the general public to a workshop on the mental health needs of people from BAME communities on Monday July 29th at 1pm, in the Queen’s University, Elmwood Building, Elmwood Avenue, 0G/033. Belfast. BT7 1NN. We have had a similar workshop in Dungannon, Derry – Londonderry and have recorded a very important perspective into our data collection for both areas.

The workshop invites both service providers and service users to participate. Counselling All Nations Services [CANS], as an active provider of mental health services for BAME communities in Belfast and the Greater Belfast Area, would like to understand such needs in order to initiate a stronger dialogue towards the improvement, diversification, and accessibility of mental health services in Northern Ireland, particularly for communities and the benefit of policymakers. The Dungannon pilot study, conducted in May 2019, brought together individuals from the community, council, PSNI, and public/private sector to voice their expertise and experiences through this platform. This was followed up by a very insightful discussion in Derry on Monday 29th July.

The workshop, comprising of 3 hours of activities and discussion, aims to gain a greater understanding of the mental health needs of BAME communities within different areas of Northern Ireland.

Looking forward to seeing you there, and thanking you in anticipation.

  • Advice services
  • Children and families
  • Community development
  • Community relations
  • Education/training
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Lobbying/policy
  • Men
  • Older people
  • Race/ethnicity
  • Rural development
  • Volunteer development
  • Women
  • Young people
  • Mental Health Professional
  • GP
  • Black Asian and Minority Ethnic people
  • Minority Mental Helath and Wellbeing
  • Counsellors
  • Therapist
  • Interpreters
  • Family Support Worker
  • Youth Support Worker
  • floating support worker

Date and Time

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Queen's University
Elmwood Building, Elmwood Avenue.
United Kingdom

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Contact Details

Steven Donnelly 0754-025-2921

Lekan Ojo-Okiji Abasi 0798-936-3113

CANS Admin 0759-613-9247

More Information

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