Diverse Cultures Community Support Team

Recovery College @ The Wellbeing Centre
3 Woburn Road,
Bedford,
Bedfordshire
MK40 1EG

The Diverse Cultures Community Support Team are an ethnically diverse staff team, providing a flexible, culturally competent service to meet the needs of Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, including those of Eastern European origin who have a diagnosed mental health condition.

The team provides recovery-based support that respects patients’ language, cultural background, religious and spiritual beliefs. The service helps patients find ways of managing their journey of recovery and achieve their full potential. Patients are encouraged to complete their own Recovery Star to help evaluate progress and identify future goals.

The service offers:

  • One to one support at home and in the community based on the Care Programme Approach (CPA), which is sensitive to the patients’ cultural and linguistic needs
  • Patients’ rehabilitation and care pathways, including reintegration into community following discharge from hospital care
  • Practical support – enabling patient’s to acquire life skills to achieve independent living and positive mental health
  • Supporting patient’s access to resources in the community, including mental health reviews
  • Carer’s assessments
  • Information and advice on health and social care issues
  • Group work in the community – activities include information sharing, health awareness, discussion groups, anxiety management, creative workshops, outdoor activities, social meeting of patients with others experiencing similar issues
  • Health and wellbeing workshops- health promotion and anti stigma campaign

 



Self-referrals to this service are not accepted. Referral from one of the following: GP, Care co-ordinator, Community mental health team (CMHT) or Consultant psychiatrist.

You must be a resident in Bedford Borough and have been diagnosed with a mental health problem. 





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