Who are we?
We are a black-led charity and for over two decades, we’ve been dedicated to providing mental health assistance, particularly to adults from Black, Asian, and Minoritized Communities.
Our therapists offer various talking therapies that are sensitive to different cultures and responsive to individual needs, aiming to lessen the impact of emotional mental distress. Additionally, our practitioners are committed to offering comprehensive support and advice tailored to each person’s unique situation.
We operate under the guidance and direction of a Board of Trustees and take great pride in the support from our esteemed Patrons:
- Sherrie Eugene-Hart: A former TV and Radio Reporter, Sherrie is also a sign language interpreter, writer, speaker, and florist.
- Peaches Golding OBE: A notable Business Executive and administrator with academic experience, Peaches holds the prestigious title of Lord-Lieutenant of the County and City of Bristol.
- Roger Griffith MBE: As a writer, social entrepreneur, lecturer, and activist, Roger has been a prominent advocate and trainer in diversity for more than three decades.
Nilaari firmly believes that everyone, regardless of their complex needs, should be treated with dignity and respect. They should be afforded the chance to realize their utmost potential and enjoy genuine social inclusion, devoid of any discrimination.
We are committed to making sure that our services are easy to access, supportive, and meaningful for everyone in Bristol and surrounding areas, especially those facing challenges like:
- mental health issues
- involvement in the criminal justice system
- equality issues
At Nilaari, we pay special attention to helping people from Black, Asian, and Minoritised backgrounds, as they often experience these challenges more frequently.
Our goal is to make life better for everyone in our community.
What We Are Doing?
- Nilaari and communityThe best part of Nilaari is the community. Read stories from our clients about the support they’ve found along the way.
- What others are saying…“My therapist asked pertinent and probing questions which challenged me at times. She normalised talking therapies. Nilaari is a vital, much needed service for Black communities.”
- Feedback from UWE students“I learned more about other cultures and will be more upfront about asking service users direct questions (sensitively) and not jump to conclusions”“More aware of discrimination and have the confidence to challenge it”