Coventry and Warwickshire Mind in partnership with Tamarind Centre have been funded by Mind to work with Black Men aged 11–30.
The aim of the YBM project is to promote empowerment, increase resilience and help address some of the issues that affect young black men and their families.
The YBM project offers
Group based and one-to-one interventions
The YBM project is
Free to access
Delivered across schools, community spaces and places of worship
Designed to be culturally appropriate
Opportunities to work in partnership with other groups and organisations working with young black men and their families
Why young black men?
We know that young black men (YBM) are one of the most overrepresented BME groups in in-patient mental health services and are over-represented in the criminal justice system. YBM are also massively under-represented in asking for help, speaking about mental health or seeking out services and we want to work to see this change.