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In Our Own Words CIC

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Provide an open resource to help ethnic minorities access appropriate and timely psychological support


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Financial Contributions

Research volunteer

£15 allows us to compensate a research volunteer for time spent searching for resources, unpublished scholarly articles and organisations aimed at ... Read more

£0.00 GBP of £75 GBP / month raised (0%)

Starts at£5 GBP / month

Linguistic Volunteer

£15 allows us to compensate one language volunteer for a sessional contribution of their knowledge, time and analytical skills to a language workin... Read more

£0.00 GBP of £250 GBP / month raised (0%)

Starts at£15 GBP / month

Technical help

This allows us to compensate our technical volunteers for their time in assisting others to share audio recordings and resource links to the wiki, ... Read more

Starts at£15 GBP / month

Linguistic group

£240 allows us to compensate 4 members of a language working group for their time and efforts in adding terms to the wiki (our typical size).

£0.00 GBP of £7,200 GBP / year raised (0%)

Starts at£240 GBP / year

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In Our Own Words CIC is hosting the following events.

Past event
07:00 PM UTC
An online event to connect with health professionals looking to improve psychosocial health outco...Read more
Past event
07:00 PM UTC
A video to explain how and why sharing unpublished research with ethnic minorities is important a...Read more

Top financial contributors


£55 GBP since Jan 2021

Rupinder Bains

£20 GBP since Dec 2020

Inderjit Bains

£20 GBP since Jan 2021

Surinder Bains London

£15 GBP since Dec 2020

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by Accountable

-£42.00 GBP
Invoice #29470
Today’s balance

£60.16 GBP

Total raised

£102.16 GBP

Total disbursed

£42.00 GBP

Estimated annual budget

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In Our Own Words was set up by ethnic minority psychologists and therapists in the recognition that one of the difficulties ethnic minorities face in accessing appropriate psychological support quickly is the lack of a shared lexicon with health professionals which enable them to gain access to psychological services early. The other difficulty was in gathering together knowledge resources of how they conceptualise their health so services could be more culturally appropriate. We aim to work with people from ethnic minority backgrounds to build an open source resource of everyday terms for pain, suffering, fatigue and distress to reduce stigma and to build community links to facilitate knowledge sharing and coproduction of research and practice activities to improve service provision.

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