Let’s Talk: Depression

We know it isn’t the easiest thing to speak about. But we can and we must.

This week/next week, Sharing Voices Bradford are starting focussed drop-in sessions specifically to discuss the topic of Depression in our communities.

The sessions will be run by Uzma Kazi, as part of the Culturally Adapted BA project.

The purpose of these spaces are:

  • To create a compassionate, creative and respectful space with peers to support and connect with each other
  • To build a better understanding of how cultural and faith perspectives impact on our experiences of living with and recovering from depression
  • To capture (anonymously and with consent) people’s experiences of living with depression in a publication
  • To identify and shape appropriate mental health support needs which can be shared to inform wider mental health services

This is for people:

  • aged 18+
  • across faith backgrounds
  • specifically for racially diverse communities (“BAME”)
  • for those who have newly arrived in the Bradford district or who have migrant heritage
  • for those who may be on a waiting list for mental health support or for those who may have completed a course of therapy who may feel ready to share their experiences
  • for those who are supporting someone who has depression

The sessions take place on:

  • Women only (Mondays, from 24th May, 12:30pm – 1:30pm)
  • Men & Women (Wednesdays, from 19th May, 5:30pm – 6:30pm)
  • Men only, with me and supported by Saeed Butt (Thursdays, from 20th May 3:30pm – 4:30pm)