Welcome to the Mothertongue website
Mothertongue is a culturally sensitive, professional counselling and listening service where people are heard with respect in their chosen language. The charity offers holistic support to people and professional development to staff and volunteers from black and minority ethnic (BME) communities.
The language support offered, in partnership with agencies such as The Citizen's Advice Bureau, can, for some, be the difference between settling well and integrating productively, or getting into severe difficulties.
We have accredited professional counsellors who speak a minimum of two languages, a team of multi-lingual cross-cultural volunteers who deliver support to clients.
We deliver counselling and practical language support in over twenty languages and can offer support in other languages through trained and culturally sensitive interpreters. The BACP accredits only the counselling provision within our service and not our other activities.
Watch the Mothertongue video
Mothertongue has created a short video highlighting the support and services they offer.
Interpreting for Mental Health Situations: A Training DVD
This DVD is aimed at Interpreters and Mental Health Professionals who need to work together. It provides ideas and reflective space to think about the best way in which a collaborative relationship can be formed between the Interpreter and the Mental Health Professional for the best outcome possible for patients. Please watch the short clip below.