Voices For Mental Health
Radio2Funky & Adhar Project Presents "VOICES"
Voices for Mental Health
On Friday 14th May we live-streamed our Voices for Mental Health Event, in collaboration with Adhar Project.
We had an amazing turnout with 612 people locked in to watch the stream live.
This event- organised by Rana Rajput- focused on the importance of Mental Health Awareness for the Afro Caribbean & Black Community, highlighting the ongoing stigmas and barriers whilst also looking at a better understanding and more awareness for the next generations.
‘It should be called Mental Well-being because when you say Mental Health, it sounds like a problem, and so already has negativity attached to it’– Astrixx
‘I think people are quite ashamed to speak about it and are scared they will be judged… so we need to make people in our community more aware and know that it’s ok to be open and ask for help because everyone goes through things so you’re not alone’ -Shillem
‘In the black culture I feel like it’s quite taboo because it’s seen as a myth or they think you’re not eating right, so I think we need more conversations and more questions like this so people can hear and be more aware’ -SLY
It was a fantastic event, hosted by Angela Parkes from Adhar Project, and we saw a range of local Leicester talent who not only spoke about their views and experiences with Mental Health, but also gave some uplifting performances.