The Public Health England report released last Tuesday confirmed the disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on people from ethnic minority groups. In light of this, we have reviewed all of our information going out and will continue to do so. Everybody of every language and ethnicity should be getting all the help and support they need at this time.

Click on the tabs below to learn about each service. You can find out about more Covid support available here.

  • Covid advice in multiple languages

    Doctors, medical students and volunteers have created these infographics to help summarise key points about COVID-19 in a variety of languages to get the right information, in an easy to understand format, to these communities.

    To use the site, select a language and then download all the information in that language.

    Access the site here:


  • South Asian Health Foundation Covid resources

    The SAHF have compiled a list of resources and links offering advice during the Coronavirus Pandemic in South Asian Languages. Topics range from health and education to specific subjects such as Ramadan or diabetes.

    Most are in a helpful video format.

    Access the site here:  

  • Southway’s translation and dictation services

    All of the information on our website is available in multiple languages and can be read aloud in multiple languages.

    To use these services, click this bar, visible at the bottom of every page:


    To translate text into another language:

    Choose a language (left). Click ‘Save my preferences’ to keep this setting:

    To read text aloud in another language

    Click ‘Activate Browsaloud’ (centre):

    On the top right of the page click the Globe icon to choose a language translation:

    Highlight the text to be read aloud and click the Play icon:




  • Manchester City Council’s support

    Manchester City Council’s hub, set up to support Manchester's most vulnerable residents, offers assistance for those that need it in a range of languages.

    Access the site here: 

  • BAME Covid support services

    This new service has been set up as a result of the limited Covid-19 related emotional support for BAME families in Greater Manchester.

    It offers:

    • Advice, guidance and signpost relating to COVID-19 matters
    • Cross-culture emotional support related to pre- and post Covid-19 issues
    • Tailored psycho-social therapy for women and young girls victims of violence and abuse during COVID-19: Individual and Group therapy available
    • Online training
    • Advice, guidance and support provided in varied languages including Somali, Kurdish, Swahili, Urdu, Arabic, French and more

    To access, call the helpline on 07862 279289 / 07894 126157 or text the word ‘HELP’.

  • Other North West wellbeing services

    Yaran Manchester

    Mental Health service for BAME groups

    Tel: 07413 396 573

    Mon-Fri 9am-9pm, Sat 10am-4pm


    African Caribbean Mental Health services (Manchester)

    Tel: 0161 226 9562


    Caribbean and African Health Network COVID19 Helpline

    Tel: 07853 556 591

    All week 6am-Midnight


    Manchester Refuge Support Network

    Tel: 0161 868 0777

    Mon-Fri 10am-5pm


    More information can be found here.