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Black & Minority Ethnic Group

Equality is the principle that every person should be treated fairly and equally. This is an extremely important value for the counselling and psychotherapy profession to uphold at all level (Equality Act, 2010).

We live in a diverse society, and according to the recent data from the IAPT programmes people from BAME communities are less likely to use the therapy service (13%) and less likely to achieve for recovery (44%) comparing with none BAME population for various reasons. Some of these reasons can be due to the factors such as; difficulties in commination, cultural differences in the way that mental health symptoms are presented, stigma and limited understanding of how mental health services work in England (IAPT 2019).

Alliance Psychological Therapy service is committed to ensure our service is accessible to the diverse communities we serve. This organisation also recognises the value and importance of the culturally competent service ensuring anyone who access the service receive equal opportunity and support that reflects their individual needs. Alliance Psychological Service has developed a special Black and Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) service to achieve these goals. 

How can we help and what we do?

  • Helping to reduce barriers around language and communications by facilitating the access to interpreting services
  • Offering information and self-help resources in different languages 
  • Offering the culturally sensitive treatment options (e.g. female only- male only therapist and/or interpreters, and adapted psychological therapy inputs)
  • Offering therapy by the Bilingual therapists (in some languages)
  • Facilitating and signposting the clients to other appropriate services (including community-based services) encouraging social inclusion

Refugee and asylum seekers service 

 Refugee and asylum seekers are more likely to experience mental health problems than the general population, including higher rates of depression, anxiety and PTSD. Alliance psychological Therapy service also provide the mental health support and deliver various therapeutic modalities for these population considering their complex needs.

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