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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.

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Mind My Hair, Hear My Mind

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

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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