World Mental Health Day 2021

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World Mental Health Day takes place this year on Sunday 10th and we’ll be celebrating all throughout the month of October. We know the last few years have been tough so throughout October we are practising the art of gratitude.  People who regularly express gratitude for the positive things in their life are shown to be happier overall, leading to lower rates of stress and depression. 

  • Black people are four times more likely to be detained under the Mental Health Act, 
  • Being exposed to racism may increase your likelihood of experiencing mental health problems such as psychosisand depression.
  • Black men are more likely to have experienced a psychotic disorder in the last year than White men

Raising awareness of mental health amongst the local community and providing culturally appropriate support for the African and Caribbean community experiencing mental ill-health is extremely important to us.

World Mental Health Day Church Service

ACCI in conjunction with the Jubilee Christian Centre will be hosting a live Zoom service from 12pm to celebrate World Mental Health Day 

Guest speaker: Pastor Paul 
Performances by Angela Corinna & others 
Date: 10/10/2021 
Start time: 12pm 

If you would like to attend this free service here are the meeting details:

  • Meeting ID:876 0819 0321
  • Passcode: 285590 

Listen to ACCI Director of Services explain why World Mental Day is important to the charity  ACCI celebrates World Mental Health Day 2021

Why World Mental Health Day is important to ACC!?

Listen to ACCI Director of Services explain why World Mental Day is important to the charity  ACCI celebrates World Mental Health Day 2021

Celebrating Mental Health 365 days a year

We celebrate mental health all year around and practicing gratitude on a daily basis is a great way to feel more positive and happier.  We’ll belaunchingagratitudechallengeandshowcasing service members’mental health recovery journey.

Want to volunteer at ACCI?

If you are passionate about improving mental health within the black community, we are always looking for people who would be willing to pledge one hour a week and help out.

As well as taking up a general admin role in the ACCI offices in Wolverhampton, there are many other ways you can give your time. If you are green-fingered, we have opportunities to help out our allotment. Alternatively, if you have a couple of hours a month to spare, we have befriending roles too.

If you would like more information about volunteering some of your time please get in touch with us. Offices are open between Monday - Friday on 01902 571 230.

Donate Today

Your support means everything to us and our service members. Your donations help to improve the lives of African and Caribbeans experiencing mental ill-health.

Join us in continuing to help our members on their mental health recovery journey – donate.