Engage in ME Online sessions are held weekly, for six weeks at a time, for 1.5 hours via Zoom.

Week 1: Introduction and focus on wellbeing

Week 2: Cultural Identity and wellbeing

Week 3: Understanding your mental health

Week 4: Self-care

Week 5: Self-advocacy – how to communicate with others about your health and the support you need

Week 6: Moving forward – Introduction to Engage in ME Open Mind group.

Once participants have completed the six-week workshops, they will be offered the opportunity to join the Engage in ME Open Mind group, which is an ongoing BAMER Peer Support Group.

It’s a space to share needs and worries, alongside resources, and reflect on ways we can support ourselves and each other in this challenging time.

“The sessions has provided a much needed link to my peers during this time.”

Open to

  • 18+
  • Come from a BAMER (Black Asian Minority Ethnic and Refugee) community.
  • Live in the London Borough of Lewisham or are registered with a GP in Lewisham.
  • Experiencing low to moderate level mental health difficulties as your main health issue.
  • Able to attend the group online via Zoom from your phone or laptop.

The Engage in ME team is happy to help participants set up Zoom and use it for the sessions if you are not familiar with it.


Contact via Telephone to Get Involved

Eleanora (Wednesdays and Thursdays) on 07732 079038 and Smita on 07850 639811.

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