KNOW WHERE TO GO: Mental Health and Black and Minority Ethnic
One in four of us in Scotland will experience a mental
health problem in any year. But 800,000 adults across Scotland
don't Know Where to Go to get help for their mental health. What's
more, 25% of people who experience mental health problems wait more
than a year to seek help after first developing concerns about
their mental health.
Some people in society face extra barriers in getting help for
their mental health, and often people from BME communities can find
it more difficult to access the mental health services they
Many of the issues faced by people with mental health problems
are the same across communities. However, research shows that
sometimes people from BME groups find it more difficult to access
the right help and support for their mental health. The earlier you
get help and support for your mental health, the better. And there
is a wealth of help and support available out there, if you Know
Where to Go!
Where to Go: Your Guide for BME communities
HOW CAN WE MAKE THINGS BETTER?
If you're concerned about your mental health, talking to friends
and family, and visiting your GP to discuss your concerns and
symptoms is a good place to start. But it can feel like a big step.
Why not have a look at our resources below to help you.