MBS Brief


MindBodyandSoul (MBS) for Mental Health in BAME (Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic) Communities in the UK was founded in 2017 by a group of dedicated Ugandan health diaspora professionals based in Northwest England. The organization, also known as MBS, was established with a primary mission to promote health awareness and combat stigma prevalent within black communities in this region.

Over the course of just a few years, MBS has become a household name among families across Northwest England. Parents regularly reach out seeking guidance and resources to better understand neurodiverse conditions, manage challenging behaviors, and promote the mental health and well-being of their children. It quickly became apparent that there was a critical need within our community that required immediate attention and support.

Today, MBS operates as a registered Charitable Incorporated Organization (CIO) with a robust governance structure comprising three trustees and a dedicated Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Our organization is further strengthened by the invaluable contributions of up to twelve trained volunteers who play a pivotal role in our programs and initiatives.

At MBS, we are committed to fostering a supportive and inclusive environment where individuals from BAME backgrounds can access culturally sensitive mental health services and resources. Through community engagement, education, and advocacy, we strive to empower individuals and families to prioritize their mental health and well-being.

Our work extends beyond awareness-raising to actively addressing systemic barriers and disparities that impact mental health outcomes within BAME communities. By collaborating with local stakeholders, healthcare providers, and community leaders, MBS aims to drive positive change and promote equitable access to mental health support for all.

As we look toward the future, MBS remains steadfast in our commitment to serving and advocating for the mental health needs of BAME individuals and families in Northwest England. Through innovative programs, partnerships, and outreach efforts, we aspire to create lasting impacts and contribute to a healthier, more resilient community.

Join us on our journey as we continue to evolve and expand our reach, making a meaningful difference in the lives of those we serve. Together, we can build a brighter and more inclusive future where mental health is prioritized and celebrated within every community.

Our Objectives

To preserve and protect good health among members of BAME communities of all ages in the UK for the public benefit, through:

  1. The use of culturally sensitive approaches to assist in raising awareness and understanding of mental health and wellbeing, psychiatric conditions, autism, learning disabilities and to use those approaches to assist in the care and rehabilitation of affected people including family, relatives and friends.
  2. Working with statutory service providers and charitable (non-profit) community organisations to improve the care and treatment pathways for BAME communities of all ages with, or at risk of developing, mental health illness.
  3. Promoting research into psychological disorders in BAME communities and reasons for reported poor engagement with statutory mental health services, the useful results of which will be published.

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