London’s Chinese Mental Health Association wants runners for 10K Race

Runners and joggers of all abilities and experiences are encouraged to take part in this year’s British 10K London Run, 14th July 2013, in order to raise funds for the Chinese Mental Health Association. The route will pass many iconic Central London locations and will be a rewarding fitness challenge, as well as an opportunity to give back to the community by highlighting an often overlooked problem and raising money for a worthwhile cause.

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Chinese Mental Health Association

CMHA now provide a diverse range of services with the aim of serving Chinese people who suffer from mental health related issues and problems. They provide support for their carers whom may not be familiar with all the nuances of traditional Chinese culture.  As different people have a variety of needs, their services cater to all ages and social – economic demographics, this includes young children and teenagers, to adults and older people.

CMHA recognise that mental health specialist work requires high levels of expertise. Its management committee, staff team and medical advisor, collectively have a wealth of expertise in black and ethnic mental health issues. They of course, are very familiar with Chinese mental health issues given their specialist background and training.

A majority of the work is documented by both the Chinese and mainstream media in the form of news / magazine articles, and television documentaries. CMHA hope to alleviate the stigmas and prejudices which still surround Chinese mental health issues. Through exposure and training, more people are gaining a greater deal of knowledge on the matter and their views are slowly changing for the better.

CMHA are here to offer a shoulder of support to all those in need.

何謂華心

華心會為華人朋友們提供有關於精神方面的各種服務。同時,我們也幫助對華人傳統文化不太熟悉的看護們提供支持和諮詢。如今華心會的服務範圍已經擴展到各個地方、地區甚至全國範圍。不同的人仕會有不同的需求,所以我們的服務面向不同的年齡層和社會階層,包括兒童、青少年以及年長人仕。

我們深知精神健康的相關工作需要高度專業知識及技巧,所以我們華心會的管理人員、員工們以及醫療顧問們都擁有專業資格,並且對不同文化背景,尤其是華人文化的精神健康問題有豐富經驗。

華心會大部分的工作都被華人和當地主流媒體報導,例如報紙、雜誌以及電視節目等。通過媒體的大量報導,我們希望幫助緩解華人群體在英國社會所感受到的偏見和歧視。在我們的努力之下,越來越多的人們在精神健康問題上有了更深入和積極的了解。

華心會在此歡迎所有需要的朋友們向我們尋求幫助。

For more information and to express your interest, please contact Wei or John : [email protected] or by calling 02076131008.

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