S.I.R.G. is about advocacy, support, empowerment and training. Data supports the fact that there is a lack of equity and equality in the support given to Black Mental Health Patients and the issues surrounding engagement with clinical services. In addition, we see the negative effects of inadequate support opportunities available to parents who find it difficult to engage in a school setting. Amongst other things, this can lead to underperformance, suspensions, and exclusions. Both of these issues disproportionately affect Black communities.
The four components of SIRG are:
Mental Health Advocacy
Informative awareness and self-help workshops