Mission statement / Objectives



“To take a lead in promoting valued experiences and opportunities for African and African Caribbean people in mental distress so that they can participate in and contribute to community life”.

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ACMHS is a community-based organisation providing free and confidential culturally appropriate services predominantly to African and African Caribbean communities as well as other minority groups including White Europeans with mental health needs aged 18 and over living in Manchester and surrounding areas.  Workers offer interventions for severe and enduring, mild to moderate mental illness and assist individuals to develop techniques to manage their problems better.


The primary objectives of ACMHS are to promote the preservation of mental health and to assist in rehabilitating members living in Manchester and surrounding areas, who are experiencing some form of mental disorder or conditions of emotional or mental distress requiring advice or treatment.