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.
Muslim Women’s Network UK
Although our reach is primarily Muslim women, the helpline will accept calls from and support women of any faith or no faith. For example, the culturally sensitive nature of the helpline could easily support Asian women of other faiths. Men who are concerned about women and girls should also call the helpline.