In response to the Covid-19 pandemic Let’s Talk are making some temporary changes to the service.

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People from black and minority ethnic (BME) communities tend to have poorer health, a shorter life expectancy and have more difficulty in accessing health care than the majority of the population. Mental health is an area of particular concern for the minority communities in the UK’s multicultural society. The most important factors in the mental health of BME personnel are largely similar to the wider population, namely, heavy workload, trauma and personal problems.

However some BME individuals can have additional mental health pressures which may include

  • Perceived or actual barriers caused by intentional or unintentional discrimination, which can affect the mental state of individuals.
  • Perceived and actual racism and discrimination can have a cumulative or direct impact on mental health.
  • Community and cultural pressures
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Covid-19 pandemic

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic Let’s Talk are making the following temporary changes to the service;

• If you are new to the service and require an assessment we recommend you complete the online referral via the link on the website -
• Group sessions are postponed or cancelled until further notice
• One to one appointments will be offered via telephone or virtually (depending on availability)
• Any short notice appointment changes will be sent via text message (please ensure you keep us updated with any changes to your contact information as soon as possible)

Please see the following links for more information and advice

Let's Talk... How can I help myself:
Covid-19 Support and Advice
Covid-19 Mental Health Resources

NHS Symptoms and Help Lines


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