Black Community Specific Resources

The following are all resources and services specifically catered for the Black community.

Nationwide

London Based

The Black Woman’s Mental Health Project
Range of services for black women who have experienced mental and emotional distress. Can refer people to counselling services.

Hammersmith Crisis Centre and Abayomi
We offer Counselling and psychotherapy for adults from the African Caribbean community.
020 8741 3335
182 Hammersmith Road, London W6 7DJ020 8741 3335
The Oremi Centre
Our center offers a wide range of facilities providing a space for the personal achievement and mental well-being of African and Caribbean people.
020 8964 0033
St Charles Mental Health UnitSt Charles Hospital Exmoor Street, W10 5PA
malcolm.phillips@hestia.org
Waltham Forest Black People’s Mental Health Association
Our aim is to provide a forum for
black people and people from other ethnic minorities to meet, discuss and raise awareness of mental
health needs in the community.
BPMHA is a voluntary organisation managed by a management
committee made up of volunteers.
0208 509 2646
2 Priory Avenue, Walthamstow, London, E17 7QP
bpmha@lineone.net
http://www.bpmha.org/menu.htm  
Southall Black Sisters
West London based charity established in 1979 to provide information, advice, advocacy, counselling and practical help for women of colour who are or have been victims of gender based violence.  
http://www.southallblacksisters.org.uk/services/  
NLMCC (North London Muslim Community Centre)
The North London Muslim Community Centre supports all people of all backgrounds in a way that is culturally appropriate to the needs of the Muslim community. 
02088061147
66 – 68 Cazenove Road, N16 6AA
http://www.nlmcc.org.uk/
Nafsiyat Project
London (Islington) based organisation specialising in Intercultural Therapy, offering therapy and counselling in 22 languages including Amharic, Ga, Twi and Yoruba.  
020 7561 1884
Unit 4, Clifton House, 42/43, Clifton Terace, London N4 3JP
admin@nafsiyat.org.uk
http://www.nafsiyat.org.uk/  
The Maya Centre
London-based organisation providing free long term counselling and psychological support to some of the most vulnerable women in our community; women who have experienced severe trauma through domestic violence, abuse in childhood or overseas in war and conflict.  
020 7281 8970
http://www.mayacentre.org.uk/  
Camden Local Council
Directory of BME focused mental health services in the North London borough of Camden.  
https://www.camden.gov.uk/ccm/content/contacts/council-contacts/social-care-and-health/contacts-for-black-and-ethnic-minorities-mental-health/  
Barnet, Enfield and Haringey NHS Trust
Directory of services in the North London boroughs which fall within the trust which are geared specifically for BME communities.  
http://www.beh-mht.nhs.uk/patients-and-carers/black-and-ethnic-minority-support.htm  
Michael Opoku-Forfieh
South East London based Integrative Therapist with 16 years’ experience. He has worked with people from multiple communities and in a range of settings and situations including schools, prisons and doctor’s surgeries. He provides support for people dealing with several personal difficulties including addictions, anxiety, depression, bereavement and stress.  
07931 412168
http://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/counsellors/michael-opoku-forfieh-msc-therapeutic-counselli  
Anthony Johnson Counselling
South London based Black British counsellor experienced in Person-Based Counselling. He has been running his practice since 2002 and focuses on working with the black community. He also has experience working with people from the LGBTQ community, people dealing with addiction issues and people suffering from HIV/AIDS.  
07904 139590
http://anthonyjohnson-counselling.co.uk/  
Black Thrive
Black Thrive was set up to bring together everyone interested in addressing issues surrounding mental health for Black people to ensure that resources and programs are well coordinated.
https://www.blackthrive.org.uk/what-we-do