BAME projects

Our mental health transformation team a have been working closely with the Greater Manchester VCSE Leadership Group to formulate support offers for a number of BAME communities across Greater Manchester. We’re working with six organisations to provide extensive mental health services for our BAME communities who have been disproportionally impacted by Covid-19:

Jewish Action for Mental Health

There have been over twice as many deaths in the Jewish community from COVID-19 than the general population. Jewish Action for Mental Health (JAMH) and Greater Manchester Neshomo have joined forces in response to the pandemic to provide a one-stop shop for mental health needs across the Jewish community. The holistic service offers befriending, mentoring, counselling and therapy both over the internet and, as we progress, face-to-face. They’re also providing Zoom art therapy workshops, group mindfulness sessions, a peer support group for clients and peer group facilitation training. They’ll continue to facilitate their Jewish community professionals’ monthly meeting on Zoom, supporting agencies with specific cases. To get in touch, please contact us on our helpline 07510 204 844 Email: or visit

Yaran North West

Yaran Northwest established as a not-for-profit organisation to provide a variety of services to meet the needs of vulnerable adults, new immigrants, families and couples  from Middle Eastern background in Greater Manchester who need urgent help with counselling, advocacy, recovery and wellbeing. The support is provided by bilingual accredited mental health practitioners and bilingual befriending mentors who provide online befriending and mentoring sessions.

East meets West

This is a project run by a team of Chinese counsellors and psychotherapists that aims to:

  • Provide cultural appropriate counselling and psychotherapy to Chinese people
  • Overcome language barriers and enable clients  to use their prefered language to gain access to therapies

By doing so, they offer group therapy and one to one support to clients over 18 years old, living in Greater Manchester who prefer using Cantonese or Mandarin in communication with therapists.  For further information or referral please contact Louise Wong

Email:  Tel: 0161 513 4521

BAME Holistic Mental Health

The Manchester BME Network CIC aims to support BME groups and organisations of all sizes to become more effective and successful and to play their full part in contributing to communities in Manchester.

The impact of COVID 19 has been significant and disproportionate for BAME communities across the country and we know that this is mirrored across Greater Manchester .  We are delighted to be part of a collaborative that has responded to the mental health and wellbeing needs of BAME communities as a consequence of this impact.

As part of this collaborative Manchester BME Network CIC has brought together a number of local providers to deliver a holistic support service for South Asian communities across Greater Manchester .Partners include, the Pakistani resource centre, Bangladeshi Women’s Organisation, Women’s Voices,  Goldmark Training and 4DE Consulting to deliver one to one counselling support, intensive counselling/therapy, webinars, befriending ,signposting and chai and chat conversations . We are offering support in several languages including  Urdu, Punjabi, Hindi and Bangla.

For further details and referrals please contact

07746217213 /07751664188

Training and Support for Services and Exiles (TS4SE)

TS4SE Cooperative works with refugee and migrant community groups and local community groups that want to improve how they work with their diverse local populations. They’re working with three refugee-led community organisations to mobilise volunteers within their communities. We’ll be working with the Manchester Congolese Organisation (MaCO); the Eritrean Community Association and Rethink Rebuild (Syrian community) to train volunteers to help tackle loneliness and isolation and to ensure that some of the most marginalised and underserved communities in GM have access to clear, up-to-date guidance and support.

Caribbean & African Health Network (CAHN)

CAHN will be mobilising a support offer into the Caribbean & African community that will provide a bespoke mental health service. This will include online access to trained counsellors and volunteers that can help reduce social isolation, i.e. social distance video walks with clients.

If you would like to find out more please contact: