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24 February 2021

Creatively Minded and Ethnically Diverse

Compiled by The Baring Foundation
Improving creative opportunities for people with mental health problems from ethnically diverse backgrounds.


Our initial research for our Arts and Mental Health funding theme – published in Creatively Minded in January 2020 – suggested that there are few diverse-led organisations specifically devoted to arts and health work and that ethnically diverse people are not well represented as service-users or in its workforce. That is despite the fact that there are stark disparities in terms of prompt diagnosis and access to mental health treatment for racialised communities.

In this new report, Creatively Minded and Ethnically Diverse, experts and practitioners with personal and professional experience of this field explore the challenges and barriers to access to the arts for people with mental health problems from ethnically diverse backgrounds, and draw out and suggest some good practice.

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