Who made this mental health: People from minority ethnic backgrounds resource?

Lead researcher: Krysia Canvin

Was a Senior Researcher for Health Experiences Research Group, Department of Primary Health Care, University of Oxford. Krysia is a law graduate who studied the experiences of pregnant women in prison for her PhD. Her main research interests are vulnerable and marginalised groups’ experiences of health, illness and public services.

Researcher: Eddie Yu

Eddie recruited and interviewed Chinese participants and conducted translation of recruitment materials and data, and helped with the Chinese recordings.

Researcher: Faran-Ebi Pumude

Faran-Ebi was a Consultant to the project and recruited participants.

Researcher: Ghazala Mir

Ghazala, a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Health and Social Care, University of Leeds and Director of the Ethnicity Training Network, helped with recruitment and interviews in Punjabi.

Researcher: Naina Patel

Naina is a freelance social researcher and she conducted interviews in Gujarati.

Researcher: Rubina Rahman

Rubina conducted interviews in Bengali. She specialises in minority ethnic health, and has held research posts at Bart’s & the London Queen Mary School of Medicine & Dentistry and the School of Education, University of Birmingham.

Advisory Panel

Amarjeet Rebolo
Andrew Herxheimer
Co-founder of DIPEx.
Caroline Howard
Lecturer, Mental Health Nursing, City University; Co-founder Chinese Mental Health Association (CMHA).
Damien Ridge
Advisory Panel Chair, Principal Researcher on the Mental health: ethnic minority carers’ experiences project: Reader, School of Integrated Health, University of Westminster.
David Robertson
Project Officer, BME Men and Mental Health, Men’s Health Forum.
Faran-Ebi Pumude
Consultant to DIPEx Research Group; Former Co-ordinator of National BME Mental Health Carers Project, HASCAS and Manager of Therapeutic Services.
Frank Keating
Senior Lecturer, Social Work, Department of Health & Social Care, Royal Holloway, University of London.
Hannah Bradby
Co-director, Institute of Health, University of Warwick.
Hilary Lavender
Jorun Rugkåsa
Senior Research Fellow: University of Westminster; Researcher on the Mental health: ethnic minority carers’ experiences project.
Julie Jaye Charles
Service User; Chief Executive, Equalities National Council of Disabled People and Carers from BME Communities.
Kwame McKenzie
Senior Lecturer in Transcultural Psychiatry, Royal Free and University College London; Professor of Mental Health and Society, University of Central Lancashire.
Louise Locock
Senior Qualitative Researcher, Health Experiences Research Group, Department of Primary Health Care, University of Oxford.
Marcel Vige
Diverse Minds Manager, Mind; Chair, BME Mental Health Network.
Michael Clark
Research Manager, Care Services Improvement Partnership (CSIP).
Nita Devabhai
Carer; Carers Development Officer, Afiya Trust.
Patricia Chambers
Service User; User Involvement Consultant.
Sachdev Singh Seyan
Senior Community Development Worker (Race Equality), Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Very special thanks:
To all the people who generously donated their time and stories, without whom this research would not have been possible.

​Thanks to individuals:
Mary McMahon (MMMa Consultancy), Mohammed Lais (QuantQual), Refat Taj (Touchstone) for help with recruitment; Shamoly Ahmed & Suman Prinjha for help with the Bengali & Punjabi recordings; Steve Attmore (Simpatico Roleplay Agency) for arranging the actors.

Thanks to organisations:
Touchstone Support Centre, Leeds; Savera Resource Centre, Leicester; Cause, Belfast; HASCAS, London; Therapeutic Services, Manchester; Black Carers’ and Carers’ Workers Network (Afiya Trust); MIND; Rethink and the Chinese Mental Health Association.

Supported by:
CSIP (Care Services Improvement Partnership)
Hulme University Fund, Oxford