All About Yana

You Are Not Alone (YANA) supports African and Caribbean women by delivering peer support and engagement to help with tackling social isolation, food poverty, hygiene poverty and mental wellness in a safe online space in London, Greater London and Kent.

Mounting evidence indicates that nearly half of BAME households live in poverty; and BAME families are between two to three times more likely to be experiencing persistent poverty. Poverty leads to poor health. Domestic violence is also a leading cause of poverty and homelessness. Survivors of domestic violence tend to isolate themselves. Even worse in locations where there are limited numbers of Black and Afro ethnicity.

Get in touch with our women’s helpline to help women to talk and get basic support. YANA facilitates virtual meetings and presentations for women to understand more about the pandemic, issues relating to their health, hygiene, wellbeing and changing role in society.

We help promote the holistic wellbeing of society through the participation of women in self-help group discussions, one to one discussions with other relevant groups towards, social inclusion, women’s health and equality. YANA will raise awareness of health and social issues affecting women through partnership work where possible.

Don’t miss out on our YANA community zoom engagement meetings with exciting topics on Exercise, Diet, Family, Domestic Abuse, Mental Health and wellbeing. YANA will be signposting women with mental health issues to specialist organisations such as MIND and other mental health agencies.

We are currently funded by The National Lottery Community Fund (TNL), we have also been shortlisted for the Tesco Community Grants (please vote for us) and The People’s Postcode lottery fund via Local Giving. Last year, we delivered our outcomes with grants allocated to us by Kent Community Group, Arnold Clark Community Fund, The People’s Post Code Lottery and The National Lottery Community Fund (TNL).

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