Sikh Your Mind
‘We get access and support if we’re going through physical health difficulties and mental health should be no different.’
Sikh Your Mind was founded to increase awareness and opportunity for discussion around mental health issues in the Punjabi Sikh community.
What is Sikh Your Mind?
Sikh Your Mind offer mental health support for people of all backgrounds but started by offering drop ins, consultations and psychoeducation around mental health in local Sikh Gurdware having found that there can often be stigma surrounding mental health issues in this particular community due to lack of knowledge.
The momentum within the Sikh Community to find out more about mental health, however, has increased. By providing people with knowledge about mental health, and how to access support, they will be empowered to make a decision and know that their not alone in the community.
Sikh Your Mind is made up of a team of 5 volunteers, all qualified clinical or assistant psychologists.
In the past year, Sikh Your Mind has supported an estimated over 100 people, but is keen to grow this number. Sikh Your Mind works with a number of other local mental health organisations to pool together resources. They believe that all mental health organisations should aim to work together, to normalise mental health issues and ensure that people from all backgrounds have access to support.
If successful, what will you use your LoveBrum funding for?
Sikh Your Mind aim to use the funding to increase awareness of mental health difficulties to those in the Punjabi Sikh Community. They will use the funding to translate their various resources into Punjabi, which will increase access to all areas of the community, significantly older adults who are more likely to hold views that prevent access to mental health services.
Cost of project
Where can people go to find out more about Sikh Your Mind?
Dr Gobinderjit Kaur, Volunteer Clinical Psychologist