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Community Development Work

Here at Off The Record, we challenge mental health inequalities and stigma experienced by Black and Minority Ethnic people (BME) in Croydon.

The Croydon community is a growing, diverse population and we believe that mental health services should respond to the needs of local young BME people.

We are calling for:

  • Mental health services and treatments that are appropriate and responsive to the needs of young BME people.

  • The elimination of unfair treatment experienced by BME people within mental health services and primary healthcare settings.

  • Communities to be engaged in the planning of mental health services

  • A complete reduction of mental health stigma within BME communities

  • Better and improved sharing of information and good practice

What we're working on

Past projects

Thriving Not Just Surviving

A three-year funded program to deliver accessible mental health support for young men and boys in Croydon and Merton.


Mind My Hair, Hear My Mind

This pilot project explored the relationship between barbers and their customers through the medium of photography.


Mind The Gap Report

A report shedding insight into the experiences of BME service users navigating their way through the mental health system.

View report

Call us

Support Line 0800 980 7475

Monday - Friday, 3-6pm; Saturdays, 10am-1pm

Croydon Service 020 8251 0251

Merton Service 020 3984 4004

Sutton Service 020 8680 8899

Email us

General enquiries info@talkofftherecord.org