Wellbeing & BME Older People Therapies

This project is run by Oasis-Talk

What is the project?

Oasis Talking Therapies are working with 9 BME-led partner organisations to co-design and deliver wellbeing courses for older people from Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic communities.


What does the project do?

Courses being run which are free and open to anyone over 50 from a BME community. Course topics are chosen by older community members and designed in partnership with community groups to ensure the sessions are culturally appropriate and relevant to the wellbeing needs of different communities.


How to get in touch

To contact the project, please call 0117 9277 577 or email sophia.tabassum@oasis-talk.org.


Why did BAB fund it?

Across all of our delivery, BAB collected a lot of good insight into the groups least likely to access support services. People from black and minority ethnic communities often have the lowest engagement. According to NHS studies, BME older people are less likely to engage with psychological therapies but when they do, have a higher rate of recovery. The learning from the pilots identified significant gaps in services for BME older people, especially around culturally appropriate mental health and wellbeing provision.

The project was designed to develop culturally specific wellbeing and psycho-educational models that help older people in BME populations to improve their wellbeing and reduce their loneliness and isolation.


Project's 2019 timetable:

Sessions are free for the over fifties. A translator is available for the Dhek Bhal women's group and Bristol & Avon Chinese Group. Contact Sophia to book a space. 


Call us: 0117 928 1539

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