Racially, Ethnically and Culturally Diverse Communities

Here at Bradford District and Craven Talking Therapies, we recognise that mental health does not discriminate when it comes to race, ethnicity, and culture; if you are from a racially, ethnically and culturally diverse background, you may experience different rates of mental health difficulties than the White population. Things like fear, stigma and lack of culturally sensitive treatment can act as barriers to accessing mental health care.

At Braford District and Craven Talking Therapies, there are options available to help you overcome some of these barriers. You can get access to free, confidential talking therapy if you’re experience mental health difficulties:

  • As a service, we try and adapt our therapy to the individual’s needs and beliefs, for example, if you want to improve your faith as part of your treatment, this can also be included in therapy.
  • If your first language is not English, you can still have access to support – we have some clinicians who can offer therapy in other languages.
  • We can also offer interpreter appointments.
  • We have translated materials so you can understand the information in more detail.

Although there are already racial, ethnic and culturally diverse groups benefitting from the support we offer, we are always looking to increase the number of people from diverse groups accessing our service as well as improve the service we offer. Please get in contact if you wish to share any feedback.

Jyoti services 

The Jyoti service is a specialist service for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic women and girls, which is run by Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic women. Jyoti offers a culturally sensitive approach to dealing with issues around rape & sexual violence. Jyoti offer services in a range of languages and are able to access a confidential interpreting service. All counsellors and interpreters are BAME women. Jyoti run a specialist Jyoti helpline, so you know your call will be answered by a BAME woman.


MEND is a not-for-profit company that helps to empower and encourage British Muslims within local communities to be more actively involved in British media and politics. MEND aims to equip Muslims with the skills, resources and materials necessary for them to play a more active role in society.

Naye Subah 

Naye Subah project provide support, enable recovery and promote independence to Asian Women in the Bradford area experiencing mental health difficulties. The projeccy provides a range of daycare and support services in a range of community languages such as Urdu, Punjabi and Hindi.

Roshni Ghar 

Roshni Ghar is a Mental Health charity that provides culturally appropriate, responsive services for South Asian women experiencing mental ill health.

Women’s Aid  

Specialist ‘by and for’ support for Black and minoritised women: Safety for women & children. We are at the forefront of shaping and coordinating responses to domestic abuse

Anah Project 

Anah Project provides a linguistically diverse model of support for women experiencing any form of abuse. They aim to educate women on their human rights, increase their confidence and self-esteem and regain their independence by delivering support that focuses on a woman’s individual needs and providing them with information and practical support with benefits, housing, medical help, counselling, immigration, divorce, employment and education. Anah Project provides information in Bengali, Urdu, Punjabi, Gujarati and Hindi


Imaan supports LGBTQ Muslims and their friends and family.


Ihsaan is a psychological therapy and counselling association providing specialised psychological therapies. Ihsaan caters for adults with mild to moderate mental health problems. Ihsaan can provide as appropriate; support, counselling, specific psychological interventions, such as CBT and in-depth psychotherapy, as well as religiously compliant marital counselling.

Sikh Helpline 

The Sikh Helpline has developed itself to be a trusted point of contact for members of the community in dealing with a range of issues, especially those linked to cultural and social taboos. The Sikh Helpline is a free professional and confidential telephone counselling and email inquiry service, available 24 hour a day, 7 days a week.


Provide a confidential counselling service for men of Asian, African, and African-Caribbean origin, aged 13 and over.