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Al-Hasiyinya Moroccan Women's Centre
Provides mental health information for women in Arabic (no web site) Contact: Bays 4 & 5, Trellack Tower, Goldbourne Road, London, W10 5PL. Telephone 020 8969 2292.

Befrienders International
BI is a registered charity, developing volunteer action to prevent suicide in 41 countries worldwide and providing information on the Internet. There site features a most comprehensive directory of emotional first aid helplines. Information available in eleven languages.

Bosnia-Herzegovina Community UK
Originally established as Bosnia-Herzegovina Association in London in 1997, provides relief for all people from Bosnia and Herzegovina in London and their dependents in the United Kingdom and overseas, who are in conditions of need, hardship or in distress and are in necessitous circumstances. Includes mental health.

The Kimia Clinic Trust
The trust was established to provide refugee specific and culturally specific mental health services for Middle Eastern and north African communities and currently works, primarily, with Afghani, Algerian, Iranian, Iraqi, Kurdish, Lebanese, Sudanese (and Somali) refugees, who represent the majority of those granted asylum in the UK since the mid-1980s. Services are currently provided for refugees who live in all parts of London. They also providing some advice and being asked to accept referrals nation-wide: in Scotland, Wales and in northeast, northwest, southeast and southwest England and the midlands.

MIND: Ethnic minority mental health issues
Including a small range of fact sheets and includes a resource list of mental health literature in translation (note: most of this literature is not available on line but you can send away for more information).

Saneline was established in 1992, as the first national out-of-hours telephone help line offering practical information, crisis care and emotional support to anybody affected by mental health problems. The service is open from 12 noon until 2am and for service users, family members, carers and health professionals. SANELINE 0845 767 8000 (charged at local rates) Most of SANE's literature is also available in a number of different languages. These include Bengali, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Gujarati and Chinese. If you require any of these fact sheets or to speak to somebody about mental illness, please call SANELINE on 0845 767 8000 and they can arrange an interpreter.

NHS Direct: mental health
NHS Direct provides a list of useful mental health organizations of special interest to ethnic minority groups (organized by regions).

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