Social Support

Taraki have developed and currently manage a number of projects which work to craft spaces in which individuals can speak openly and honestly about difficult topics without fear of shame or judgement.

These take the form of Taraki: Chai in the City and our Punjabi Female Forum. All initiatives are designed to try and build social support structures, and encourage the redevelopment of empathetic and compassionate approaches to human relationships.

Working alongside volunteers in central London and Birmingham, we have developed a monthly forum for Punjabi men to speak openly and honestly about any challenges/difficulties they may be experiencing. This is being done in an effort to provide a space in an otherwise hectic and perhaps isolating working environment. This event takes place in both locations and aims to foster an inclusive and open environment where Punjabi men can feel able to discuss any issues or challenges they may be facing and learn about a certain topic related to mental health and mental well-being.

As well the male forum, Taraki facilitate the Punjabi Female Forum run by Punjabi women for Punjabi women. Currently based in Central London, this forum is aimed towards those who live, study or work in the area. Its aims are to foster a supportive and open community in an environment which can sometimes be incredibly isolating, very similar to the male forum.

Further to this, Taraki are working alongside Dr Kuljit Bhogal at Sarbat Sikh LGBTQ+ group to co-develop an open forum and support group for members of Punjabi/Sikh LGBTQ+ communities. It is important to recognise that such forums provide an important space for those who may experience negative stigma derived from homophobia existent within Punjabi communities and racism existent within LGBTQ+ communities. This group takes place in London.

To see our latest events, please keep track of our social media.

Punjabi Male Forum – Central London
Punjabi Female Forum – Central London
Khul’ha Mana Forum – Central London