Mission Statement – Blue Mountain Women 13407108

Here at Blue Mountain Women our
‘nature of business’ consists of;

  • 85520 – Cultural education 
  • 86900 – Other human health activities 
  • 88100 – Social work activities without accommodation for the elderly and disabled 
  • 90020 – Support activities to performing arts 

The mission of Blue Mountain Women is to promote holistic well-being and celebrate African Caribbean heritage, whilst advocating for transparency, representation, and inclusivity to preserve our collective history by uplifting the voices of the women in our community. We believe in empowering all African Caribbean individuals, both male and female, to take charge of their health and overall well-being – providing them with the knowledge and support they need to navigate the challenges of life that are exacerbated by menopause, and other, related health conditions.

At the heart of our mission lies a profound commitment to preserving and celebrating the rich tapestry of African Caribbean histories – both locally in Nottingham, and on a global scale. We recognise the invaluable heritage histories that have been created by our community, a legacy that is often underrepresented and overlooked. Our resolute dedication to this mission stems from a deep-seated understanding of the transformative power of historical narratives. By actively engaging with the stories, struggles, and triumphs of African Caribbean individuals, we are shaping a narrative that is more inclusive, accurate, and empowering.

The historical neglect of women’s health within marginalised communities creates a vacuum that Blue Mountain Women endeavours to fill by standing as an essential community pillar, particularly those from underrepresented backgrounds. Statistics reveal that African Caribbean women often face compounded challenges, including inadequate health information and culturally insensitive healthcare – impeding on their overall well-being. Our community support initiatives target both youngers and elders, Windrush children, African-Caribbean individuals, and the wider population of Nottingham. The intergenerational cycle of misinformation and underrepresentation perpetuates the need for accessible signposting, education and mentorship, which we aim to provide through workshops and exhibitions.

An absence of adequate spaces for dialogue and information-sharing further underscores the timeliness of our efforts, as the isolation often experienced by women facing menopause exacerbates mental health challenges. Our approach of hosting drop-in wellness sessions, and coffee dialogues, aims to bridge these gaps by fostering a supportive community network. By cultivating an inclusive atmosphere, we help dispel the stigma surrounding menopause by emphasising the importance of holistic mental and emotional well-being support.

Our commitment to transparency and advocacy aligns with prevailing needs, because many community members voice concerns over the lack of inclusive spaces that address their unique cultural and health requirements. The long-standing marginalisation of certain demographics within healthcare underscores the urgency of our mission, requiring culturally sensitive approaches that genuinely acknowledge the richness of African Caribbean heritage.

Here at Blue Mountain Women, we addresses a constellation of pressing needs within the community. Our commitment to inclusivity, empowerment, and holistic well-being positions us as a transformative force for both African Caribbean, and wider communities in Nottingham, bridging the gap in both healthcare and community support.