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The following videos show real life stories of individuals and families who have been deeply affected by drug and alcohol addiction.  During 2015 - 2016 in collaboration with Jas Rai BAC-IN worked in partnership with the Sikh Channel “Alcoholism & Beyond” show which is watched by hundreds of thousands Sikh families nationwide.

A number of BAC-IN peers from a range of ethnicities - Indian, Irish, French, Black British and Dual Heritage shared their journeys to raise awareness of addiction, recovery, including impacts of multiple disadvantage on mental health, family, relationships and everyday life.

  • TNLCF - Coronavirus Community Support Fund - Project Re-connect Aug 20- Jan 21
    Project Re-connect is a culturally tailored and holistic service that will support individuals, families and young adults within local BAME communities who experience issues related to substance misuse, mental health and multiple disadvantage. Over the next six months we will provide vital emotional and psychological support online, by telephone and face to face e.g. in outdoor spaces where this is possible and safe, through these challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Project Headwize -Comic Relief - 2020-2023
    Bridging the Gaps - Strengthening Mental Health Support for Children & Young People Programme In Spirit of partnership, the BAC-IN team are very excited to collaborate with Tuntum Housing Association, Nottingham Counselling Service and The Chayah Project to deliver Strengthening Mental Health Support Programme. The funding will enable us to deliver new and enhanced mental health services to improve the lives of young people from black, asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities living in Nottingham’s most deprived areas. The partnership is led by Tuntum Housing Association and this project will commence in 2020 for the duration of three years. BAC-IN recognises the necessity for culturally responsive solutions and like Spirited organisations to innovate Culturally Creative Approaches to meet the support needs of BAME communities.
  • National Lottery Community Fund  2019 - 2021 - Leaders with Lived experience
    People with lived experience are given an opportunity to do volunteer work at BAC-IN after completing their recovery programme. They undergo skills training i.e. mentoring, advocacy and facilitating mutual aid support groups and are encouraged and supported to progress into paid roles within BAC-IN or other similar organisations. We aim to raise awareness of cultural issues and culturally responsive solutions for BAME people with lived experience, working with partners and commissioners to promote the ‘leaders with lived experience’ agenda.
  • ​Lankelly Chase Foundation 2017 - 2020 - Project Ahryzen
    BAC-IN was awarded a two year grant by Lankelly Chase to deliver ground-breaking Project Ahryzen in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University. Project Ahryzen action research aims to explore through the authentic voice of lived experience the lives of BAC-IN peers, hidden experiences of disadvantage and the development of a successful model for supporting BAME communities facing multiple disadvantage.
  • Comic Relief 2012 - 2015 - Project Respect
    This project was designed to increase awareness amongst young people of the impact of binge drinking on their personal health, within their families and society as a whole. BAC-IN delivered alcohol awareness workshops both in the community and school settings in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. ​ 60 workshops delivered across Nottinghamshire schools 40 Workshops delivered within youth clubs, community settings and places of worship BAC-In engaged with a total of 3,000 young people
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