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Awetu All Wales Black & Minority Ethnic Mental Health Group

Wales

Voluntary Sector – registered charity no. 1072162

Summary of aims & objectives:
Awetu strives to support all black and minority ethnic people confronted by mental illness, through the delivery of it’s own services and by influencing the services provided by others in order that they are effective and sensitive to the needs of their users.
 
Aim:
To offer support to help those isolated by their illness re-bulid their lives within their communities of origin, adopting an holistic approach, promoting recovery and independence by empowerment and self-discovery.
 
Services: 
At present Awetu provides home visits to those clients that need emotional and practical support in the home, eg tenancy issues, accompanying clients on hospital visits, assistance with form filling etc., to enable clients to sustain independent lives by increasing their confidence and self-esteem and supporting them to pursue interests which will improve their health, well-being and independence.
Awetu visit individuals who have been re-admitted to hospital and have formed relationships with the major psychiatric hospitals and clinics in Cardiff; Awetu staff make regular ward rounds to assess the needs of BME patients, to build a relationship with people before they are discharged and to act as a resource regarding cultural issues for the staff. Awetu also runs an Art and Craft class and provides BME Mental Health Awareness Raising Sessions.
 
Awetu has carried out research into the mental health needs and access to services for BME people living in Cardiff.
 
Referrals:
People can access our services through referral by GP, Social Worker, CPN or Psychiatrist. If a friend or family member does refer a person to Awetu we would still need to have background details of the client via a referral form.
 
Contacts:
Suzanne Duval, Director
Farida Mohamed, Community Development Worker
Intisar Ibrahim and Sadia Sadiq, Outreach Workers
Hayley Driscoll, Children and Young People's Worker
 

Awetu, 120-122 Broadway, Roath, Cardiff CF24 1NJ

Tel: 029 2048 8002

Fax: 029 2048 6968

email: sduval@awetu.org.uk
 
website: www.awetu.org.uk
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Updated March 2009

 

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