[Cardiff, June 22nd, 2023] — BAME Mental Health Support (BMHS), a leading non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting mental health and supporting marginalised communities, extends heartfelt appreciation to Wales & West Housing Group for their generous donation of £30,000
BMHS firmly believes that mental health support should be accessible to all, regardless of background or ethnicity. We understand the unique challenges faced by individuals from BAME communities, and our dedicated team strives to address their specific needs through culturally sensitive and inclusive services working in partnership with Health Boards and Local Authorities.
The donation of £10,000 a year for three consecutive years will have a profound impact on our services, enabling us to expand our outreach initiatives and organise community workshops that promote mental well-being and resilience within the BAME community. Through these endeavours, we aim to create a supportive environment that encourages individuals to seek help, reduces stigma, and enhances mental health literacy.
Alfred Oyekoya, Director BMHS, expressed his sincerest gratitude, saying, "We extend our heartfelt appreciation to Wales & West Housing Group for their tremendous generosity and unwavering commitment to making a difference in our community. Their philanthropic spirit and dedication to addressing inequalities align perfectly with the values we hold dear at BMHS. With their support, we are better equipped to provide vital mental health resources that empower individuals and promote holistic well-being."
Alex Ashton, Chair of the Board at Wales & West Housing Group, said: “Every year we choose charities that tackle issues affecting our communities and residents.
“This year we were keen to champion the work of two charities who make a real difference to the wellbeing of minority and marginalised young people, adults and communities.
“Ethnic minority groups have been disproportionally affected by both the pandemic and the cost-of-living crisis, so we wanted to offer our support to organisations working in this area.
“Both charities we have chosen are committed to equality and diversity, social justice and human rights, and making a positive difference in other people’s lives.
As we forge ahead, BMHS remains steadfast in our mission to ensure accessible and inclusive mental health support. We invite individuals and organisations to join us in our efforts to dismantle barriers, eliminate disparities, and create a society where mental well-being is a priority for all. Together, we can make a meaningful impact on the lives of those who need it most. Congratulations to EYST for being chosen as the other Charity.