Recovery & Resilience


This project explored the concept of recovery from the perspectives of Black and Minority Ethnic women through one-to-one interviews.

Recent research has indicated that people from black and minority ethnic communities experience unnecessary compulsory and coercive treatment within mental health services, with evidence also showing that many people have experienced racism and discrimination within and outside of these services.

We interviewed twenty seven women from African, African-Caribbean and South Asian backgrounds to explore their individual experiences of distress and recovery within mental health services from personal, social-cultural, familial and bio-medical perspectives. By showcasing positive instances in which women have successfully combatted their mental distress, our Recovery and Resilience report outlined the methods that can help women like them in their healing process.