Black and Minority Ethnic Communities

Chinese Mental Health Association

The Chinese Mental Health Association aims to support Chinese people who are affected by mental illness.  They provide a range of services including befriending, counselling, housing support, and a wellbeing club for Chinese elders.

Jewish Association for the Mentally Ill

This organisation aims to help people with mental health problems improve their self-esteem and work towards their recovery.  A range of services are available.  This include a carers service, an employment service, and recovery and peer support.  A number of events and courses are also available.

Equality and human rights


Dorset Race Equality Council

Dorset REC supports individuals, communities and institutions in challenging racism, celebrating diversity and promoting equality of opportunity for all in Dorset.

They challenge racial discrimination and support race equality.  This includes celebrating ethnic, cultural and religious diversity in Dorset.  The council also aims to strengthen local ethnic minority organisations.

Equality Advisory Support Service

The Equality Advisory Support Service offers a range of advice and support in relation to equality and human rights.  You will find access to useful resources, and help is available via telephone, text, email and live chat.