At Utulivu, we believe there is no health without mental health. However, there are many factors that lead to poor mental health and well being for the BAME communities, whom we work with in Reading and the surrounding areas.

Our work seeks to counter these issues such as financial and economic difficulties, myths and taboos linked to mental health, social and cultural factors, stigma and discrimination faced by our communities and improving awareness and understanding of mental health by normalising mental health conversations. 

We also provide opportunities for communities to engage with one another and work together thereby increasing social cohesion, networks, benefits of outdoor work and reducing loneliness and isolation. 

Our Mental Health Support Work & Activities

Our mental health programmes include:

  • One-to-one counselling and support
  • Mental Health First-Aid training
  • Community conversations
  • Allotment engagement and outdoors work

We support our girls, women and their families to find comfort, peace and joy again amid the tough and complex lives they find themselves.