Published on: 20th February 2024

We've worked with the Women's CHAI Project to train 29 women from Oldham's South Asian community to become local mental health champions.

Mental health champions from Womens CHAI projectThe training helps them to recognise people who may need mental health support, so they can act as a first point of contact and signpost them to appropriate services.

Lynn Burton, service manager for our Oldham primary care networks and access services, said:

"We hope that these women will help to break the stigma of mental illness in their communities. Some of them now have a keen interest in working in mental health services, which is fantastic as we really want to have a workforce that represents the communities we serve."

Read more about our mental health services in Oldham, including talking therapies.