Cultural advocacy project (CAP)
Camden is one of the most vibrant and diverse areas of London with world renowned markets, tourist attractions, popular culture as well as a hospitable and welcoming environment on the gateway to Europe.
Unfortunately, as the pandemic has illustrated, it is also home to some of the most socially deprived communities in the United Kingdom with health inequalities in the borough having a significant impact on well-being, none more so than in the area of mental health.
Voluntary Action Camden (VAC) has a proud track record of successfully engaging and supporting BAME communities in Camden to identify and raise awareness of mental health needs.
If you are interesting in joining or setting up a Peer Support Group in Camden, or would like to get involved in Peer Mentoring or Partnership opportunities with the CAP, then please contact Mandira Manandhar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Established in 2018, the CAP is a joint venture between Voluntary Action Camden and Mind in Camden.
The CAP works in partnership with community organisations to develop good practice in understanding, supporting and actively engaging with users that may be experiencing mental illness.
The CAP seeks to break down barriers and raise cultural awareness across and within communities in a sensitive and confidential manner.
The CAP collates and highlights the learning of issues and situations that impact on mental and personal well-being and feeds this into strategic decision-making bodies in the borough.
The CAP works with communities through the organisations they attend and utilise to: