Research has shown that communities racialised as Black and minority ethnic (BAME) have experienced Covid-19 and lock-down distinctly differently from their counterparts racialised as white, with BAME groups more likely to die from Covid-19 once diagnosed and reporting higher levels of mental distress.
Taraki – a team of grassroots groups and activists with academic and lived expertise – has coordinated research which considers the impact of Covid-19 and lockdown on the mental well-being of Punjabi communities. The research involved 470 Punjabi respondents sharing their experiences, challenges, and supports. You can read the executive summary of the report here.
The research covered three broad questions:
- What is the impact of Covid-19 and lock-down on the psychological well-being of Punjabi people with previous mental health challenges?
- What is the impact of Covid-19 and lock-down on the psychological well-being of Punjabi people without previous mental health challenges? What supports have Punjabi communities accessed during Covid-19 and lock-down?
Find out more
- Taraki is running two consultation events next week on 2 September from 18:30 and on 3 September from 18:30.
- Find out more about the report and book places at the events here.
- Download the report here.