ACMHS is a voluntary/charitable organisation, which has been in existence for over 24 years.
The African and Caribbean Mental Health Services (ACMHS) is a community organisation based in Central Manchester providing free, confidential, sensitive and culturally appropriate services to African and African Caribbean people suffering from mental ill health.
The organisation was established in October 1989 and provides services across economic and socially disadvantaged areas within Manchester for people in hospitals or the community experiencing mild to moderate and enduring mental health conditions, for example, schizophrenia, bipolar disorders and common mental health issues.
ACMHS was established as a result of concerns expressed by the community about the frequency with which second generation African and African Caribbean youths were admitted to psychiatric hospitals and the regional forensic unit. Concerns focused on the way such admissions took place, what happened when people were admitted (in terms of diagnosis and treatment) and after they left ie: aftercare and housing.
Mental Health Team
Mental Health Care: A multi-skilled team providing mental health care to individuals experiencing mild to moderate and enduring mental health problems within a Stepped Care Model.