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About Us

Background:

Moonraker Foundation was founded in 2018 as constituted community group to raise awareness of mental health among Black Ethnic minority. Rates of mental health problems can be higher for some BAME groups than for White people. For example:

  • Black men are more likely to have experience a psychotic disorder than White men

  • Black people are four times more likely to be detained under the Mental Health Act than White people

  • refugees and asylum seekers are more likely to experience mental health problems than the general population, including higher rates of depression, anxiety and PTSD

Cultural and religious beliefs make it challenging to develop tools to help tackle mental illness.

 

Our existence will provide alternative organic remedies to raise awareness of mental health. Our group s made of immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers at risk for mental illness due to existing inequalities.

The situation has been made worse before, during and post pandemic. Therefore, our arts-based approaches will help existing facilities to raise awareness of mental health.

 
 
Moonraker Exists:

  • To relieve the needs of minority ethnic communities in Leigh experiencing mental health problems, by enabling and empowering them to live with, manage and recover from their condition through arts.

  • To promote the preservation of good mental health, by increasing understanding of mental health and mental health problems within the fairground community. 

  • Working to raise awareness and to challenge stigma and discrimination regarding mental health problems within the fairground community; and 

  • Promoting public education and research into mental health problems of all kinds, their prevention, causes, treatment, and care.

Mission:

  • Engaging in the arts, social activities and interaction within our communities to help raise mental health awareness and reduce stigma

Our Purposes

  • To promote social inclusion for the public benefit, and particularly but not exclusively among people of African descent, by preventing people from becoming socially excluded, relieving the needs of those people who are socially excluded, and assisting them to integrate into society. For this clause ‘socially excluded’ means being excluded from society, or part of society, because of being a member of a socially and economically deprived community

Our Values
  • Inclusive: We embrace tolerance irrespective of race, gender, disability, medical or other needs in general and we focus on refugees, asylum seekers, and African ethnic minority communities.

  • Collaborative: Working with diverse communities, encourage community cohesion, collective impact and networking

  • Courage: create platform for new voices, speaking to the needs of the disadvantaged and difficult to reach community

  • Respectful: welcome diversity in skills: volunteers, beneficiaries, partners etc

We Need Your Support Today!

We really need your donations, they will help us to provide support and carry out our aims and objectives integrating at risk BME young people into society. We will directly use your donations on our projects, any support is most grateful and will make a huge difference to the lives of others.

Donate

We Need Your Support Today!

We really need your donations, they will help us to provide support and carry out our aims and objectives integrating at risk BME young people into society. We will directly use your donations on our projects, any support is most grateful and will make a huge difference to the lives of others.

Donate
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