The CDW service is for people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities . This can be activities such as 1:1 case work, support to access mental health services or help to develop your organisation to be more accessible.
Community Development Workers (CDW’s) offer support to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities – including migrant workers and gypsies and travellers. We are based at Pentreath and work with people across Cornwall experiencing mental health difficulties, including stress, anxiety, isolation and low mood. We work with individuals, families, carers and communities. Our services range from one-to-one support through to training service providers to improve health outcomes for BAME communities.
We aim to reduce any fear around using mental health services and help BAME communities to access appropriate support with the aim of achieving equality of service and outcomes. We accept referrals from other services and self-referrals.
CDW’s provide support to all BAME patients admitted to hospital because of mental health difficulties and will also offer support to their families, carers and staff. We will help support people throughout their stay in hospital, and our services will continue after discharge. Our help can range from making sure cultural or religious requirements are being met to supporting people to find suitable accommodation after discharge.
CDW’s are also involved in identifying gaps and developing services for BAME communities.
Pentreath are one of five third party reporting centres for hate crime across Cornwall. We recognise the impact hate incidents and crimes can have on mental health (including isolation and anxiety) and will support people who are facing these issues.
This project is co-funded by NHS Kernow and Cornwall Council.