Our Projects

Projects 2020/21

Women's projects

Yellow Bird Project (Women 25 years & above): This project aims to provide a range of interventions for women with mental health issues who may have previously struggled to engage with support. Using one to one sessions workshops or groups to increase confidence, self-esteem and build resilience. Please contact zara.b@nilaari.co.uk or 01179525742 for more detail.

Bluebird Project (Women 24 years & under): This project aims to provide confidential, culturally sensitive one to one and group programmes for women in a range of educational and other settings. Bluebird focuses on young women who are dealing with day to day struggles that can become overwhelming and can have a negative impact on their sense of self. Please contact zara.b@nilaari.co.uk or 01179525742 for more detail.

Exhale: An informal weekly drop-in session for any woman, to provide a safe space in which to connect with others and receive facilitated peer support. Sessions take place on Thursdays 10.30am to 12.30pm. Please contact zara.b@nilaari.co.uk or 01179525742 for more detail.

Harambee* Huddle: A 3 times a year gathering of female carers of someone with poor mental health. The programme will offer a safe and comfortable setting to unwind, share, restore and build resilience. See website for gathering dates. Please contact zara.b@nilaari.co.uk or 01179525742 for more detail.

*Shona for ‘all pull together’

NEW: Weaver Bird: Starting shortly, the Weaver Bird project will support BAME migrant women, including refugees and asylum seekers who live in Bristol and who have mental health needs. The project will support the women to create their own network where they can express their feelings, seek timely help from mental health services and, as a result, turn their lives around, make better choices, achieve more honest communications with families and lift their low moods and depressions.

Men's Projects 

Jabari* Men’s Project: A project to engage men with complex needs including those with an offending history. One to one and group sessions are available. Places for these interventions are allocated from various referral routes as well as by self-referral. Please contact zara.b@nilaari.co.uk or 01179525742 for more detail.

*Swahili for ‘Brave Ones’