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Mental health crisis in Somali Community

A community organisation has said there have been ten deaths related to mental health issues in the Bristol Somali community in recent years.

A survey carried out by Bristol Somali Forum talking to residents in Lawrence Hill and Easton, was commissioned to examine why.

What it revealed is a mental health crisis in the Somali community, one where Somali people are not accessing services, until it is often too late. Services that are seen by the community as lacking cultural competence to engage effectively.

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