About the authors of ‘Barrier after Barrier’
Nikhwat Marawat runs the award-winning mental health C.I.C, The Delicate Mind (TDM). TDM supports racialised and working-class communities nationwide and focuses on issues of structural inequality issues such as socio economics and racism. By providing material analysis to structural barriers across the U.K TDM seeks to reshape the mental health system.
Ayisatu Emore founded Idaraya Life CIC as a direct response to the gendered and racial health inequalities that became more apparent in 2020. It provides diverse, accessible and inclusive health and wellbeing activities to help women improve their quality of life through being physically active, learning stress management skills and craft skills.
Going forward, the team will be using their report ‘Barrier after Barrier’ for lobbying purposes and will be taking the recommendations from our interviewees to create an online tool that will be embedded in their respective websites: www.thedelicatemind.org.uk and www.idaraya-life.org. This will act as a diagnostic toolkit to help individuals identify the best avenue to help them set up their own social vehicle and provide in-depth information that their interviewees have stated would have helped them along their journey for the purpose of helping others.