Influencing Policy for Better Change.

International Development & African Diaspora

Who Dey?

In Nigerian Pidgin 'how you dey' means 'how are you'. This creative mental health project will target young and older Black people and serve as a safe peer-led space to check in on their wellbeing. In Black communities, mental health still carries a stigma, this is compounded by the fact that specialized services for Black people are few and far between. Black people experience many mental health challenges that stem from racism, cultural background and lived experiences. This project will be led by creatives from the community and will create a safe space where young and older people from the community come together to share, be creative and take positive action for their mental health. The project will culminate in a showcase and workshops for the wider community to tackle the challenge of speaking about mental health together.

Project Partners:

1. SSAP Youth via Abike, Paskaline and Nelly

2. Health and Social Care Partner – The Arts for Health and Wellbeing Team, CAVUHB. (part of Cardiff & Vale Health Charity)

3. Partner 3 – Wenpower