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Cultural Differences Resources for Young People

Cultural differences are something that should be celebrated, but in some cases are not. On this page you will find all the support resources we have collated on the topic of cultural differences. For other resources that might be relevant, click on one of the keywords below:

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Here are the resources we found for cultural differences for young people:

Black History Month 2018: Vital speaks to HeadStart mini Ambassadors

(Featured resource)For Black History Month 2018, young people from HeadStart Wolverhampton spoke to local grime artist and performer Vital about his experiences growing up as a black young person in the city. Vital speaks with great eloquence about his appreciation for his heritage and experiences of racism.

Common Concerns about Mental Health

Many people have similar concerns about what is meant by ‘mental health’ and there is often considerable stigma about seeking support. This video addresses some of these concerns with input from religious leaders and healthcare professionals. This video uses the Somali language with English subtitles to open up the conversation to as many people as possible.

A Real World Problem – Sikh Helpline

This video shows how easy it is to fall into a cycle of sexual abuse, including revenge porn and how Sikh Helpline can help. The service of culturally sensitive support for any issues you might face.

Cultural Inclusion

A group of close friends who all hail from different ethnic backgrounds are promoting a multicultural society in this video. They are spreading the message that what we hear in the media about other cultures isn’t always true. Their message is it’s better to get involved and ask questions about someone else’s culture than make assumptions.

I am being Bullied because I’m in a Different Ethnic Group

You are an amazing person and you deserve to be happy. This message from Zumos is about how you can learn how to deal with bullying. Bullying is completely wrong and unacceptable. It is not your fault and you do not have to put up with it.

I am being Bullied because of my Religion

You are an amazing person and you deserve to be happy. This message from Zumos is about how you can learn how to deal with bullying. Bullying is completely wrong and unacceptable. It is not your fault and you do not have to put up with it.

Organisation

Muslim Women’s Network UK

Muslim Women’s Network UK is the only national Muslim women’s organisation in Britain. They are a small national charity and work to improve the social justice and equality for Muslim women and girls. Their membership also includes women of other faiths who support our work.

Muslim Youth Helpline

Muslim Youth Helpline offers faith and culturally sensitive support by phone, text or email. Muslim young people can often feel isolated due to their cultural background, or faith. This is compounded by the fact young Muslim people are currently experiencing a high volume of negative media portrayals.

Webpage

Faith and Religious Bullying

People can be bullied for different things, and sometimes people are bullied because of their religion. If it happens to you, it’s not your fault and you can get help. On this webpage, Childline gives advice on ways to get help, fitting in and feeling like yourself, and celebrating difference.

Black and Ethnic Minority Groups and Mental Health

This resource weaves together different strands of practice in a unique fashion and ties in with other resources. It highlights and signposts varying elements of mental health issues for varying groups including Black and Ethnic Minority young people.

Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities

Different ethnic groups have different rates and experiences of mental health problems, reflecting their different cultural and socio-economic contexts and access to culturally appropriate treatments. In general, people from black and minority ethnic groups living in the UK are more like to be admitted to hospital, diagnosed with a mental health problem, experience a poor outcome from treatment and disengage from mainstream mental health services.

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Mental Health and Muslim Communities

This booklet contains specific information on mental health in the Muslim communities. It includes several different types of mental health problems, the stigma of mental health, causes of mental health problems in Asian/Muslim women, mental health and Islam and how to participate in Ramadan when you struggle with your mental health.

Discrimination and Hate Crime

Discrimination is what happens when you are treated unfairly or unequally based on certain characteristics such as your religion or belief, sex, race, caste, marital status or a limited number of other ‘protected characteristics’. This downloadable booklet covers discrimination at work, discrimination when accessing goods and services, what is hate crime and further support and advice.

Black History Month 2018: Vital speaks to HeadStart mini Ambassadors

(Featured resource)For Black History Month 2018, young people from HeadStart Wolverhampton spoke to local grime artist and performer Vital about his experiences growing up as a black young person in the city. Vital speaks with great eloquence about his appreciation for his heritage and experiences of racism.

Common Concerns about Mental Health

Many people have similar concerns about what is meant by ‘mental health’ and there is often considerable stigma about seeking support. This video addresses some of these concerns with input from religious leaders and healthcare professionals. This video uses the Somali language with English subtitles to open up the conversation to as many people as possible.

A Real World Problem – Sikh Helpline

This video shows how easy it is to fall into a cycle of sexual abuse, including revenge porn and how Sikh Helpline can help. The service of culturally sensitive support for any issues you might face.

I am being Bullied because I’m in a Different Ethnic Group

You are an amazing person and you deserve to be happy. This message from Zumos is about how you can learn how to deal with bullying. Bullying is completely wrong and unacceptable. It is not your fault and you do not have to put up with it.

I am being Bullied because of my Religion

You are an amazing person and you deserve to be happy. This message from Zumos is about how you can learn how to deal with bullying. Bullying is completely wrong and unacceptable. It is not your fault and you do not have to put up with it.

Organisation

Muslim Women’s Network UK

Muslim Women’s Network UK is the only national Muslim women’s organisation in Britain. They are a small national charity and work to improve the social justice and equality for Muslim women and girls. Their membership also includes women of other faiths who support our work.

Muslim Youth Helpline

Muslim Youth Helpline offers faith and culturally sensitive support by phone, text or email. Muslim young people can often feel isolated due to their cultural background, or faith. This is compounded by the fact young Muslim people are currently experiencing a high volume of negative media portrayals.

Webpage

Faith and Religious Bullying

People can be bullied for different things, and sometimes people are bullied because of their religion. If it happens to you, it’s not your fault and you can get help. On this webpage, Childline gives advice on ways to get help, fitting in and feeling like yourself, and celebrating difference.

Black and Ethnic Minority Groups and Mental Health

This resource weaves together different strands of practice in a unique fashion and ties in with other resources. It highlights and signposts varying elements of mental health issues for varying groups including Black and Ethnic Minority young people.

Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities

Different ethnic groups have different rates and experiences of mental health problems, reflecting their different cultural and socio-economic contexts and access to culturally appropriate treatments. In general, people from black and minority ethnic groups living in the UK are more like to be admitted to hospital, diagnosed with a mental health problem, experience a poor outcome from treatment and disengage from mainstream mental health services.

Download

Mental Health and Muslim Communities

This booklet contains specific information on mental health in the Muslim communities. It includes several different types of mental health problems, the stigma of mental health, causes of mental health problems in Asian/Muslim women, mental health and Islam and how to participate in Ramadan when you struggle with your mental health.

Discrimination and Hate Crime

Discrimination is what happens when you are treated unfairly or unequally based on certain characteristics such as your religion or belief, sex, race, caste, marital status or a limited number of other ‘protected characteristics’. This downloadable booklet covers discrimination at work, discrimination when accessing goods and services, what is hate crime and further support and advice.

Black History Month 2018: Vital speaks to HeadStart mini Ambassadors

(Featured resource)For Black History Month 2018, young people from HeadStart Wolverhampton spoke to local grime artist and performer Vital about his experiences growing up as a black young person in the city. Vital speaks with great eloquence about his appreciation for his heritage and experiences of racism.

Common Concerns about Mental Health

Many people have similar concerns about what is meant by ‘mental health’ and there is often considerable stigma about seeking support. This video addresses some of these concerns with input from religious leaders and healthcare professionals. This video uses the Somali language with English subtitles to open up the conversation to as many people as possible.

A Real World Problem – Sikh Helpline

This video shows how easy it is to fall into a cycle of sexual abuse, including revenge porn and how Sikh Helpline can help. The service of culturally sensitive support for any issues you might face.

I am being Bullied because I’m in a Different Ethnic Group

You are an amazing person and you deserve to be happy. This message from Zumos is about how you can learn how to deal with bullying. Bullying is completely wrong and unacceptable. It is not your fault and you do not have to put up with it.

I am being Bullied because of my Religion

You are an amazing person and you deserve to be happy. This message from Zumos is about how you can learn how to deal with bullying. Bullying is completely wrong and unacceptable. It is not your fault and you do not have to put up with it.

Organisation

Muslim Women’s Network UK

Muslim Women’s Network UK is the only national Muslim women’s organisation in Britain. They are a small national charity and work to improve the social justice and equality for Muslim women and girls. Their membership also includes women of other faiths who support our work.

Muslim Youth Helpline

Muslim Youth Helpline offers faith and culturally sensitive support by phone, text or email. Muslim young people can often feel isolated due to their cultural background, or faith. This is compounded by the fact young Muslim people are currently experiencing a high volume of negative media portrayals.

Webpage

Faith and Religious Bullying

People can be bullied for different things, and sometimes people are bullied because of their religion. If it happens to you, it’s not your fault and you can get help. On this webpage, Childline gives advice on ways to get help, fitting in and feeling like yourself, and celebrating difference.

Black and Ethnic Minority Groups and Mental Health

This resource weaves together different strands of practice in a unique fashion and ties in with other resources. It highlights and signposts varying elements of mental health issues for varying groups including Black and Ethnic Minority young people.

Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities

Different ethnic groups have different rates and experiences of mental health problems, reflecting their different cultural and socio-economic contexts and access to culturally appropriate treatments. In general, people from black and minority ethnic groups living in the UK are more like to be admitted to hospital, diagnosed with a mental health problem, experience a poor outcome from treatment and disengage from mainstream mental health services.

Download

Mental Health and Muslim Communities

This booklet contains specific information on mental health in the Muslim communities. It includes several different types of mental health problems, the stigma of mental health, causes of mental health problems in Asian/Muslim women, mental health and Islam and how to participate in Ramadan when you struggle with your mental health.

Discrimination and Hate Crime

Discrimination is what happens when you are treated unfairly or unequally based on certain characteristics such as your religion or belief, sex, race, caste, marital status or a limited number of other ‘protected characteristics’. This downloadable booklet covers discrimination at work, discrimination when accessing goods and services, what is hate crime and further support and advice.