A new mental health support group for South Asians will 'change conversations' for Harrow’s diverse demographic.
Mental Wealth, a community led mental health support group is providing a culturally sensitive space for South Asian residents in Harrow aged between 35 to 60.
The group hopes to unite South Asians in order to ‘share stories’ and ‘change conversations’ about mental health in an environment of culturally like-minded individuals.
Mental Wealth is based on an existing group, Re:Route, which offers a similar service for younger South Asians aged between 18 to 35.
Jennal Amin founded Mental Wealth after being involved with the work of Re:Route. She said: “Group discussion is the foundation of peer support. It is a space where we share our struggles and listen actively to each other, giving and receiving feedback or words of encouragement.
“And while we certainly don’t have all the answers, we believe good mental health is a journey – one which won’t go far unless we start opening up on how we really feel.”
Both Mental Wealth and Re:Route are registered with Rethink Mental Illness, a mental health charity which supports around 150 groups similar to Mental Wealth.
The next Mental Wealth meeting will take place on Saturday (August 10) at Harrow Arts Centre, Hatch End.