Group set up to help promote well-being

It's organised by the Ethiopian Welfare Association

Monday, 16th May — By Angela Cobbinah

EWA mental health project

WITH mental illness on the rise, one local group has decided to tackle it head on with a series of weekly gatherings.

Organised by the Ethiopian Welfare Association (EWA), members meet every Wednesday at the Calthorpe Project in King’s Cross to help them develop community support networks and promote greater well-being.

The 28-week programme is being run in association with Mind in Camden’s Cultural Advocacy Project, and each session is led by Mind’s Viv Richards.

Originally set up for Ethiopian refugees 26 years ago, the EWA now works with all people of African origin.

Its director Alem Abay told the New Journal: “Poor mental health often leads to unemployment and other unfavourable outcomes. This project is focused on providing mental health peer support training independent of statutory services to counter such problems and has already made

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