Our Projects

Projects 2020/21

The Covid 19 Crisis Support Partnership addresses the wider effects of Covid 19 on the mental health and wellbeing of BAME people across Bristol, North Somerset & South Gloucestershire. Nilaari leads a partnership with Bristol Black Carers and Bristol Somali Resource Centre, working to support anyone from a BAME background who experiences mental health difficulties or emotional distress. This helps prevent mental health deterioration.

Men's Projects 

Jabari* Men’s Project engages 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.

*Swahili for ‘Brave Ones’

Grounded The Tree Of Life course is a 5 session programme using practical techniques. The programme enables men to explore past and current behaviours, while learning new skills that will help them to take the necessary steps to grow into a fruitful future.

Please contact the facilitators for more information:

 mike.nilaari@gmail.com or  chris@nilaari.co.uk

Women's projects

Yellow Bird Project (Women 25 years & above) provides a range of interventions for women with mental health issues who may have previously struggled to engage with support. We offer one to one sessions, workshops or groups to increase confidence, self-esteem and build resilience.

Bluebird Project (Women 24 years & under) provides 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.

Exhale offers an informal weekly drop-in session for any woman, providing a safe space in which to connect with others and receive facilitated peer support. Sessions are online  on Thursdays.

Weaver Bird supports BAME migrant women, including refugees and asylum seekers who live in Bristol and who have mental health needs. We support women to create their own network where they can express their feelings and seek timely help from mental health services. As a result, they can turn their lives around, make better choices, achieve more honest communications with families and lift their low mood or depression

For information about any of these groups, please contact nilaari@nilaari.co.uk or 0117 952 5742