Health programmes and initiatives
For nearly five years, we have been supporting people with mental health needs in a variety of ways including having hem play a major role in the administration and management of Mojatu Foundation. We have also been working with the National Health Service (NHS) and other organisations in supporting these individuals to regain their confidence and get back into productive and active life within their communities. We have been recognised by the NHS as one of the most proactive organisations undertaking this work in Nottingham, especially among the BAME communities.
Between 2018 and 2019, Mojatu Foundation was the BAME groups representative in the ‘Time to Change’ programme across Nottinghamshire which sought to tackle mental health stigma in workplace. We are actively working towards encouraging open conversations to reduce mental health stigma among our communities. This work is continuing with Mojatu being a lead member of the African hub for mental health and wellbeing in Nottingham.
We work with refugees, asylum seekers and the new migrants to raise awareness of mental health issues. We run community events, training programmes, awareness raising sessions and provide ’safe spaces’ with the aim of making it easier to talk about mental health.
In addition to supporting individuals to cope with mental health and wellbeing, we have been running the Mental Health First Aid training and mental health support for the past year. These services have increased widely due to increased demand arising from Covid-19 pandemic. This also includes tackling loneliness and bereavement, offering counselling, particularly during this period of the Covid-19 pandemic. You can request for mental health support or for mental health training below.