Commissioning and providing mental health advocacy for African and Caribbean men

Implications for other diverse communities

The development of mental health advocacy for African and Caribbean men cannot be developed in isolation. Developments in the provision for African and Caribbean women and other diverse communities should be considered, too. Indeed, although men are the focus of this guide, the advocacy services described are also available to African and Caribbean women. Their specific requirements have not been considered here, but will need to be in the development of appropriate advocacy services for African and Caribbean communities as a whole. The principles, outcomes and practical steps suggested in this guide can be used as a basis for developments for diverse communities. Specific information is available as follows:

South Asian communities

Asylum seekers and refugees

Lesbian, bisexual and gay people