South Asian women & Mental health: exploring barriers and effective support

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An online workshop on boosting your cultural competence and delivering impactful support for BAME women experiencing a mental health problem

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South Asian women & Mental health: exploring barriers and effective support

This is an introduction session for people wanting to explore how they understand and better support the unique experience of ill mental health for south Asian women.

The session focuses on helping practitioners identify barriers South Asian women may experience when experiencing mental health issues. We will also use some time introducing a framework to help practitioners work alongside cultural norms to help break barriers women face and be comfortable having conversations about cultural understandings they may not necessarily understand.

The session is a Zoom workshop style with interactive elements. We work with professionals to boost your cultural competence, challenge myths and strengthen practitioner’s knowledge and confidence to work effectively with South Asian communities and other communities of BAMER backgrounds.

This session is for anyone who works with women and families and are looking to particular engage with the specific barriers BAMER people may face in regard to mental health and support. We work with anyone who works with women and families, from schools to social workers.


  • Explore the south asian experience of mental health and the unique barriers south asian people face with their mental health
  • Unpick these barriers and understand how this can have wider effects on a person's access to support and other parts of their lives
  • Use this understanding of intersectionality to reflect on our own practice
  • Learn a conversational tool and practice this model to challenge myths and work alongside cultural norms

Delivery and Pricing

The workshop is facilitated by 1 member of Shantona staff. We encourage teams from the same organisation to come and learn together as we can provide group discounts. On the day of the training we will email you the link to the online training so please ensure when you sign up, we have the right email address for you.

- Standard Ticket (£40 per ticket)

We will take payments through invoicing. Please click the free option, when checking out and a member of our team will be in touch to arrange payment.

About Shantona Women’s & Family Centre

Shantona Women’s & Family Centre is an award-winning charity bases in Leeds, working with BAMER communities and families in Harehills, to create the best outcomes for their lives. Every year we support over 1500 women, girls and family members to build their independence and resilience in the face of domestic violence, poor health and child sexual exploitation.

We have extensive experience working with BAMER communities and shaping inclusive services since 1998. We have been sharing our learning since our inception and have been developing learning materials based on our 21 years of expertise.


If you have particular accessibility needs, including special educational needs and would like to discuss them before booking onto the event please do get in touch with and let us know how we can make the activity more accessible.

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