Resources for participants
Whether you are already signed up to the study or are interested in taking part, you can access more information through our downloadable resources.
- Participant information sheet (service users) (PDF)
- Participant information sheet (carers and relatives) (PDF)
- Participant information sheet (family support members) (PDF)
- Participant information sheet for young people (service users under 16) (PDF)
- Participant information sheet for young people (relatives and carers under 16) (PDF)
- Poster for service users (PDF)
- Poster for carers and relatives (PDF)
- Sources of help, support and information for service users (PDF)
Useful links and videos
There are many organisations and resources for people who want to learn more about the wider issues surrounding our research into the health and wellbeing of Black African and Caribbean people.
If you would like to access more links relevant to the CaFI research, please see the Information for researchers and healthcare professionals section below, or visit the Researching African and Caribbean Health (ReACH) website.
African and Caribbean health-focused websites
- African and Caribbean Mental Health service – This community-based organisation provides free, confidential and culturally appropriate services predominately to Black African and Caribbean communities, as well as other ethnic minority groups.
- African Caribbean Care Group – This charity supports those with long term health conditions to access culturally appropriate health care and activities which alleviate the impact of loneliness.
- The Black, African and Asian Therapy Network – This organisation aims to address inequality of access to appropriate psychological services for Black, African, South Asian and Caribbean people.
- Black Minds Matter – This organisation works to ensure Black people in the UK are better able to better access mental health support.
- Black Thrive – This partnership works to reduce the inequality and injustice experienced by Black people in mental health services.
- Caribbean and African Health Network – This organisation aims to reduce health inequalities for people of African and Caribbean in Greater Manchester and beyond.
- Sandwell African Caribbean Mental Health Foundation – This charity provides services predominantly for Black African, Black Caribbean, and Black dual heritage adults recovering from mental illness and the wider community.
- Catalyst 4 Change – This community interest company supports community organisations, social enterprises, faith groups and businesses that have a significant African and Caribbean mental health/wellbeing service user base.
Mental health websites
- Hearing Voices Network – This charity aims to raise awareness of the diversity of voices, visions and similar experiences.
- The McPin Foundation – This is a mental health research charity that use lived experiences of people affected by mental health problems at the heart of research methods and agenda.
- The Mental Elf –This keeps you up to date with reliable mental health research and guidance. Their team post weekday blogs, highlighting evidence- based publications related to mental health practice.
- Mind – This charity provides advice and support to anyone experiencing a mental health problem.
- Psychosis research unit – This is a joint project between Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust and The University of Manchester, which promotes a normalizing approach to understanding psychosis.
- Rethink Mental Illness – This charity aims to meet each person’s individual needs, and make sure those living with a mental illness are treated with respect.
- The Research Sofa featuring Prof Dawn Edge
- GMW’s Early Intervention Service Psychosis Film
- Mind – Hearing Voices, Paranoia and Schizophrenia: Miles’s story
- TED Talk – changing views on mental health in the Black community
- TED Talk – Black Mental Health matters
- TED Talk- Eliminating Microaggressions: The Next Level of Inclusion
- The terrifying threat to Black women and their babies