Refugee Women of Bristol invited us to deliver a Mental Health Awareness Workshop as part of their Drop-In centre. We spoke about the differences between mental health and mental illness, and things you can do to support yourself and others around you.

We also had some interesting conversations around stigma and why it’s so difficult to talk about mental illness. Mental Health Ambassador Carina also shared her personal story; she spoke about her journey to recovery and acceptance through art therapy and attending Changes support groups.

A huge thank you to Carina for all your support with this workshop and to the community workers, who translated it into Somali, Arabic, and Chinese!