Mental Health

Mental health is something we all have.


There may be periods where our mental health is negatively impacted due to external stressors – such as poverty, workplace issues, family and relationship issues, dealing with racism and/or other forms of intersecting discriminations, loneliness and isolation, abuse, dealing with trauma, or navigating the complex asylum system.

For some, issues with our mental health may be chronic and ongoing.

On top of dealing with the symptoms of mental health conditions themselves, we may face additional difficulties – whether that be stigma experienced due to having mental health issues, barriers of access to health services, or exhaustion from feeling like you must “put on a happy face”.

At Hwupenyu, we want to break down these barriers, and provide you with emotional + practical support if you are experiencing mental distress.

We are here if you need a culturally competent listening ear, whether you have a diagnosed condition or not.

Useful information and help with accessing mental health services in Scotland


Mind have a list of types of mental health problems here, with information on diagnosis, treatment options and where to go for support – CLICK HERE TO VISIT THEIR WEBSITE

AMINA: Muslim Women’s Resource Centre run a helpline and chat service for Muslim and BME women across Scotland – CLICK HERE TO VISIT THEIR WEBSITE

Breathing Space offer a helpline to anyone in need of a listening ear – CLICK HERE TO VISIT THEIR WEBSITE

Samaritans offer a helpline and e-mail service if you need someone to talk to – CLICK HERE TO VISIT THEIR WEBSITE

Young Minds have a resource for young people experiencing mental health distress due to racism – CLICK HERE TO VISIT THEIR WEBSITE

The Black, African and Asian Therapy Network have a directory of UK based BAME psychotherapists and counsellors – CLICK HERE TO VISIT THEIR WEBSITE

Saheliya are a specialist mental health and well-being support organisation for black, minority ethnic, asylum seeker, refugee and migrant women and girls (12+) in the Edinburgh and Glasgow area. They offer a variety of programmes, including free counselling and complimentary therapies – CLICK HERE TO VISIT THEIR WEBSITE

CAPS Independent Advocacy run a collective advocacy programme for people from minority ethnic backgrounds living in Edinburgh – CLICK HERE TO VISIT THEIR WEBSITE

How To Get In Touch With Us


Adelphi Centre, Office No. 28/28a, 12 Commercial Road, Glasgow G5 0PQ


0141 418 0940


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