DIYA South Asian Group

What is the Diya Group? 

Diya is a support group for South Asian community members living in Harrow who are experiencing poor mental health and wellbeing. Diya provides members with a ‘safe space’ to talk about their experiences and participate in member-led activities and techniques to improve mental wellbeing. 

Diya’s monthly activities respond to the culturally-specific mental health needs of our local South Asian community – such as mental health stigma, social isolation and loneliness – all of which are significant barriers to recovery. All Diya sessions are accessible to South Asian community members respecting members’ language, religious and cultural needs. The Diya Group is FREE and runs once per month in central Harrow.

What activities does Diya run? 

Diya sessions include a member-led wellbeing activity, be it yoga, arts and crafts or a cultural celebration event OR a mental health professionally-led session, such as Talking Therapies – which so many of our members find significantly improves their wellbeing. 
The design and delivery of Diya’s monthly activities is the result of our members’ contributions – all of whom have lived experience of mental ill health or support a friend or family member with poor mental wellbeing. 

How can I join Diya or find out more? 
Come and join us! Diya membership is open to any member of South Asian community in Harrow experiencing mental health issues. To find out more and to attend a taster session please contact our Service Manager, Corinna Weber-Gray at 

Service access criteria: Member of the South Asian community living in Harrow
Arts and creativity
Mental health support
Connecting with others
Mental health
Support for carers
Additional needs catered for:
Vision impairment friendly
Hearing impairment friendly
Wheelchair accessible
Learning difficulty friendly
Physical disability friendly
Dementia friendly
Takes place in the client’s home
Non English speaking friendly
Waiting list (weeks): 1
Key words - separate with a comma: wellbeing, community, South Asian, social, activities, support, loneliness, isolation
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