Free/ Subsidised Services
There are services available throughout the UK which offer free or subsidised counselling specifically set up to serve the Black, African & Asian community.
Many of these services encourage you to self-refer but if you are unsure your GP can signpost or assist you with a referral.
You should expect there to be a waiting list and you might be required to make a minimal contribution to the session fees if you are able.
Your local MIND (National Association for Mental Illness) can be a good place to go for free counselling which is highly aware of providing services for the community that it serves. They provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.
Asian Family Network
AFCS is a registered national charity providing low-cost, confidential and culturally sensitive mental health and relationship counselling services in five languages to South Asian communities in Britain since 1983. We have over three decades of experience in dealing with complex issues such as depression, trauma, forced marriage, abandonment, domestic violence, slavery and asylum.