The Sussex Mindfulness Centre is keen to make its mindfulness training available to diverse communities that are underrepresented within mainstream NHS services. To achieve this, we are collaborating with third sector organisations that work with such communities, to increase their access to mindfulness.
Funding to help us reach underrepresented groups
We are very grateful to Health Education England for funding to run five mindfulness courses with underrepresented communities. The first training sessions organised so far, are for LGBTQ, refugees and Black, Asian and People of Colour communities in Brighton and Hove and Sussex.
We have delivered one course for LGBTQ, and are mid-way through an adapted trauma-informed Mindfulness Across Borders ten-week course for refugees and asylum seekers. We are using adapted curricula for our mindfulness training that it is tailored, relevant and sensitive to the needs of each group.
Who are we working with?
Black, Asian and People of Colour communities
We are honoured to be delivering culturally relevant version of mindfulness-based inclusion training for Black, Asian and People of Colour communities. By working with a range of organisations throughout the Sussex, Brighton and Hove region, Sussex Mindfulness Centre will deliver this award winning culturally informed mindfulness training for Black & Minority Ethnic Communities. Get in touch with us if you'd like to attend by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. See more information here or Apply now.
We are proud to be partnering with MindOut the LGBTQ mental health service to deliver annother eight-week mindfulness course for LGBTQ staff and volunteers working in the sector locally.
Refugees and people seeking asylum
Working with the Network of International Women for Brighton and Hove we have run our first mindfulness and wellbeing training for women refugees and asylum seekers earlier this year. And on Tuesday 2 May we plan to start the next course. There are many non-governmental organisations working with and for refugees and asylum seekers in Sussex. We are particularly grateful for support of Sanctuary on Sea, Refugee Radio, Robin Hood Health Foundation and the Network of International Women Brighton and Hove. Find out more about the mindfulness training for refugees.
Collaborate with us
If you are a Sussex-based organisation that serves underrepresented communities, and are able to help recruit groups of up to 12 people, and / or offer a venue for the course, please get in touch. We would also love it if you could support us to evaluate the course outcomes. We can support third sector organisations to apply for funding to run mindfulness courses for the communities they work with and serve. If you would like to know more about how we can deliver a course for you please email email@example.com