BAME well-being

Over 50’s Wellbeing Project for Black, Asian And Minority Ethnic People

What is the project?

Oasis Talking Therapies are working with 9 BME-led partner organisations to co-design and deliver wellbeing courses for older people from Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic communities.

What does the project do?

Courses being run which are free and open to anyone over 50 from a BME community. Course topics are chosen by older community members and designed in partnership with community groups to ensure the sessions are culturally appropriate and relevant to the wellbeing needs of different communities.

How to get in touch

To contact the project, please call 0117 9277 577 or email chris.bowles@oasis-talk.org.

Why did BAB fund it?

Across all of our delivery, BAB collected a lot of good insight into the groups least likely to access support services. People from black and minority ethnic communities often have the lowest engagement. According to NHS studies, BME older people are less likely to engage with psychological therapies but when they do, have a higher rate of recovery. The learning from the pilots identified significant gaps in services for BME older people, especially around culturally appropriate mental health and wellbeing provision.

The project was designed to develop culturally specific wellbeing and psycho-educational models that help older people in BME populations to improve their wellbeing and reduce their loneliness and isolation.

Project’s 2019 timetable:

Sessions are free for the over fifties. A translator is available for the Dhek Bhal women’s group and Bristol & Avon Chinese Group. Contact Chris to book a space.

Date Time Venue Course Topic Partner Agency
15th August 11.30-12.30 Bristol Drugs Project Self Esteem & Assertiveness BDP
22nd August 11.30 -12.30 Bristol Drugs Project Living with long-term health conditions BDP
27th August 12.30-1.30 Barton Hill Resettlement Living with long-term health conditions Somali resource Centre
3rd September 12.30-1.30pm Barton Hill Resettlement Sleeping Management Somali Resource Centre
4th September 11.30- 1.30pm Vassal Centre Stress Session 2 BACWG
4th September 11-12pm
Polish roman catholic church Cheltenham Rd
Relaxation Skills Polish over 50s church group
Sat 7th Sept 10.30-11.30 St Pauls Learning Centre Relaxation Skills Sierra Leone Bristol Association
10th September
12.30-1.30pm Barton Hill Resettlement Anger Management Somali Resource Centre
11th September
12-1pm Easton Community Centre Living with longterm health condtions 2 Evergreens
11th September
11-12pm
Polish roman catholic church Cheltenham Rd
Sleeping Management Polish over 50s church group
11th Septmeber
1-2pm
Horfield Church, wellington Hill BS7 8ST Helliwell Room
relaxation skills Middle Eastern Ladies group
16th September
6-7pm
Old Schools Buildings Barton Hill BS5 9TX
Relaxation Skills Sudanese group
Sat 14th Sept 10.30-11.30 St Pauls Learning Centre Sleeping Well Sierra Leone Bristol Association
17th September
11-12pm Tudor Rd Church Relaxation Golden Agers
17th September
12.30- 1.30pm Barton Hill Resettlement Anxiety Management Somali Resource Centre
18th September
11-12pm
Polish roman catholic church Cheltenham Rd
Living with longterm health condtions Polish over 50s church group
18th Septmeber
1-2pm Horfield Church Helliwell Room Sleeping management Middle Eastern Ladies group
24th September
12-1pm Easton Community Centre Coping with Grief/Bereavement session 1 Evergreens
Sat 21st September
10.30-11.30 St Pauls Learning Centre Living with longterm health condtions Sierra Leone Bristol Association
23rd September
12-1pm Malcolm X Centre Anxiety Session 1 Malcolm X Elders
23rd September
6-7pm
Old Schools Buildings Barton Hill BS5 9TX
Stress Management Sudanese group
25th September
11- 12pm
Polish roman catholic church Cheltenham Rd
Stress Management Polish over 50s church group
25th September
1-2pm Horfield Church Helliwell Room Stress Management Middle Eastern Ladies group
Sat 28th September
10.30-11.30 St Pauls Learning Centre Managing stress Sierra Leone Bristol Association
30th September
6-7pm
Old Schools Buildings Barton Hill BS5 9TX
Anger Management Sudanese group
2nd October 11.30- 1.30pm Vassal centre Relaxation session 1 BACWG
2nd October 12-1pm Easton Community Centre Coping with Grief/Bereavement session 2 Evergreens
2nd October 11-12pm
Polish Roman Catholic Church Cheltenham Rd
Self Esteem & Assertiveness Polish Over 50s group
2nd October 1-2pm Horfield Chuirch Helliwell Room Self Esteem & Assertiveness Middle Eastern Ladies Group
Sat 5th October
10.30-11.30 St Pauls Learning Centre Managing Low Mood SierraLeone Bristol Association
9th October 11-12pm
Polish Roman Catholic Church Cheltenham Rd
Anxiety Management Polish Over 50s group
9th October 1-2pm Horfield Chuirch Helliwell Room Anxiety Management Middle Eastern Ladies Group
Sat 12th October
10.30-11.30 St Pauls Learning Centre Self Esteem & Assertiveness SierraLeone Bristol Association
14th October 12-1pm Malcolm X Centre Anxiety Session 2 Malcolm X Elders
15th October 11-12pm Tudor Rd Church Sleeplessness Golden Agers
16th October 11- 12pm
Polish Roman Catholic Church Cheltenham Rd
Anger management Polish Over 50s group
16th October 1-2pm Horfield Chuirch Helliwell Room Anger management Middle Eastern Ladies Group
Sat 19th October
10.30-11.30 St Pauls Learning Centre Managing Anger SierraLeone Bristol Association
23rd October 11- 12pm
Polish Roman Catholic Church Cheltenham Rd
Managing Low Mood Polish Over 50s group
23rd October 1-2pm Horfield Chuirch Helliwell Room Managing Low Mood Middle Eastern Ladies Group
Sat 26th October
10.30-11.30 St Pauls Learning Centre Living Mindfully SierraLeone Bristol Association
28th October 12-1pm Malcolm X Centre Anxiety Session 3 Malcolm X Elders
29th October 11-12pm Tudor Rd Church EVALUATION Golden Agers
6th November 12-1pm Horfield Church Helliwell Room Living with long term health conditions Middle Eastern Ladies Group
6th November 11.30 -1.30pm Vassal Centre Relaxation session 2 BACWG
6th November 12-1pm Easton Community Centre Relaxation Evergreens
11th November 12-1pm Malcolm X Centre Anxiety Session 4 Malcolm X Elders
13th November 12-1pm Easton Community Centre Sleeplessness Evergreens
2nd December 12-1pm Malcolm X Centre EVALUATION Malcolm X Elders
4th December 11.30-1.30pm Vassal centre Living with Long term health conditions BACWG
8th January 11.30- 1.30pm Vassall Centre Evalaution BACWG
27th January 12-1pm Malcolm X Centre Relaxation Malcolm X Elders

 

Oasis-Talk has developed accredited training courses for BAME Older adults who would like to become course facilitators in their own communities.

13 volunteers have successfully completed their training and have received their certificates.