Lancashire BME Network are proud to offer a service called ‘Talk Me Happy’.
‘Talk Me Happy’ is Lancashire BME Network’s umbrella term for our talking services.
The Lancashire BME Network also offer ‘Side by Side’, which is Bereavement and Befriending service, and ‘Step By Step’ which is Counselling service.
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Side by Side (Bereavement and Befriending Support)
‘Side by Side’ is a culturally sensitive Bereavement and Befriending service that offers bilingual talking services over the phone.
There are two strands to this service.
The first being the bereavement aspect. Individuals that are suffering from bereavement can access this service and speak to a friendly CPD trained volunteer and discuss any issues they are experiencing in relation to bereavement.
The second strand is the befriending aspect.
This is for individuals that are suffering from low level mental health issues such as anxiety and isolation.
Individuals accessing this service will be offered weekly appointments culminating up to four sessions all together.
After the sessions have been completed we can then refer/signpost them on to our counselling service (‘Step By Step’) or towards our extensive network of specialist services that will be able to help them continue on their journey.
Lancashire BME Network offer ‘Side By Side’ in the following languages:
Step By Step (Counselling)
Step By Step’ is Lancashire BME Network’s counselling service.
Individuals can be referred directly into the service or can be signposted to it after use of/referral into ‘Side By Side’ – the bereavement and befriending support service.
Lancashire BME Network launched its counselling service (‘Step By Step’) in July 2019 and has been actively working in partnership with Blackburn College to allow qualified counsellors to complete counselling hours within the service.
Step By Step is also BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) approved and we endeavour to attain this professional standard at all times.
The counsellors have varied backgrounds and cultures and as such, we are able to offer a culturally sensitive, bilingual service.
Since its inception we have worked with individuals from all walks of life and been able to offer them up to 8 sessions (on a weekly basis).
Counselling sessions take place within a dedicated counselling rooms within the Lancashire BME Network offices.
Due to the current COVID-19 situation, counselling has been moved to phone calls for the foreseeable future.
Contact Lancashire BME Network
To access Lancashire BME Network services, please visit the ‘Referral Pathway page.
For information on any of the services call 01254 392974 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Services are available 10am till 5pm Monday to Friday.