New mental health service aims to help break the ‘taboo’ in BAME communities

While mental health is now much more openly discussed and accepted among the UK population than it once was, it is still much more of a taboo subject within black and ethnic minority communities.

However, a social enterprise called Find A Balance has been established in Hackney to help young people with mental health conditions. The service specialises in black and ethnic minority mental health issues, although it is open to all races and communities. Francis works with young people aged between eight and eighteen, eighteen and over. Find A Balance – FAB, started in November 2016 and offers vital support to individuals and families who suffer in silence from mental health issues.

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