What is it?
A peer support project, working alongside a steering group to develop the offer, for young black men in Haringey. It has been designed to address the current issues affecting them and to help develop positive solutions collectively. The project aims to uncover why young black men are over-represented in today’s mental health system and what changes can be made for a more positive future. This project is funded by Mind, as part of a wider pilot scheme to improve support services for young black men.
Who is it for?
Black men in Haringey aged between 16-30 who want to work collectively with their peers to better understand and overcome the issues currently affecting them in society.
How does it help?
Individuals in the group will be encouraged to express creativity such as music production, poetry, graphic design, and so on, whilst also engaging in other topics such as young black men’s access to services and what these services look like. Participants will be asked to get involved with activities such as:
- Engaging in conversations around young black men’s issues, and being a positive representation to your peers
- Using creative arts as a form of expression
- Empowering and inspiring other young people
- Developing bespoke communication materials to promote mental health