Cairde has just published a Pathways to Being Well. Mental Health Guide for Ethnic Minorities in Ireland which includes contact details to Hearing Voices Ireland. We hope this guide could also be a useful tool in your work with ethnic minorities.
Cairde would like this Guide to reach persons in need. Hard copies of the Guide are available in centres and distributed electronic versions via online outlets as well as email networks.
About the Guide
The resource provides information on how to look after yourself in Ireland and highlights the services available if you need support. It is available in 8 languages in an electronic and printed formats.
It was developed in consultation with a wide range of stakeholders including communities, mainstream services and a state agency to ensure its content and visual presentation meets the needs of the target communities. Our recently published report Ethnic Minorities and Mental Health in Ireland: Barriers and Recommendations highlighted that poor mental health awareness and limited information on how to seek help from both the mainstream and grassroots supports remains one of the key barriers for ethnic minorities in Ireland to access services. Also mainstream health promotion and information initiatives often do not reach ethnic minorities, particularly from disadvantaged communities.
If you would like to order hard copies or you have any comments about the guide or questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
We hope to officially launch it next year. The guide has been developed as part of Cairde’s Be Aware. Be Well. Migrant Mental Health Initiative and funded by the HSE Lottery Grant.
Pathways to Being Well. Mental Health Guide for Ethnic Minorities in Ireland
We developed this guide to support you on your journey to good mental health.
Life can throw different challenges at us. For example, when you move to a new country, you may feel isolated due to language and cultural barriers or discrimination. This can cause specific stresses which may negatively affect your mental health and quality of life.
This guide provides information on how to look after yourself in Ireland and highlights the services available if you need support.
To order hard copies or for more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org