Introduction and context

The National Survey on Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) mental health services in the United Kingdom (UK) has been launched by BAMEStream, a new alliance of practitioners, therapists, policy specialists, organisations, activists and academia who specialise in the areas of mental health in collaboration with The Ubele Initiative. The COVID-19 pandemic is having a devastating impact on BAME communities and this survey is the first step in trying to undertake impactful actions to address the urgent mental health and wellbeing needs of the BAME communities'.

Why is this survey important?

Reported statistics and analysis reveal that BAME communities are being disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and we believe it is paramount that they have access to culturally appropriate mental health and wellbeing services that both reflect and meet the diverse needs of the differing communities.

Primary purpose

This survey is a mapping exercise of all the Black, Asian and Minority mental health and wellbeing services in UK. The data will provide us with a snap shot of what BAME led services there are in the UK and also how they are being impacted by COVID-19.  Ultimately, the findings will be used to support the development and delivery of mental health and wellbeing services to ensure that the needs of the BAME community are being met as a result of this COVID-19 pandemic and crisis.

The questionnaire should not take more than 10 minutes.  

The closing date for response is 5 June 2020.
Should you have any questions, and/or require further information, please email at:

Best regards,

Helen George, Dr. Patrick Vernon and Dr. Yansie Rolston
On behalf of BAMEStream Consortium Hub