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.
Psychosexual Service at SLaM
SLaM’s Psychosexual Service assesses and treats people with persistent and complex sexual difficulties where there is a likely psychological component.
The Psychosexual Service uses a combination of talking therapy, behavioural sex therapy exercises, and a medical review if appropriate. We aim to help people improve their sexual well- being and overall quality of life.
This service can be beneficial in addressing complex and long-standing issues around sex. It is an NHS service and can be accessed through a referral from a GP and approval from the patient’s local Clinical Commissioning Group.