For best experience we use GDPR compliant cookies, but we do not store any personal data – find out more

Diya South Asian Group

A group for members of Harrow’s South Asian communities, running monthly on Fridays

Sona and Bharti - image for Our STories page

What is the Diya Group?

Diya is a support group for South Asian community members living in Harrow who are experiencing poor mental health and wellbeing. Diya provides members with a ‘safe space’ to talk about their experiences and participate in member-led activities and techniques to improve mental wellbeing.

Diya’s monthly activities respond to the culturally-specific mental health needs of our local South Asian community – such as mental health stigma, social isolation and loneliness – all of which are significant barriers to recovery. All Diya sessions are accessible to South Asian community members respecting members’ language, religious and cultural needs.

The Diya Group is FREE and usually runs once per month in central Harrow, however recently activities have necessarily been on-line because of the pandemic.  Come along to our next Diya session by contacting or telephone 020 8426 0929.

What activities does Diya run?

Diya sessions include a member-led wellbeing activity, be it yoga, arts and crafts or a cultural celebration event OR a mental health professionally-led session, such as Talking Therapies – which so many of our members find significantly improves their wellbeing.

The design and delivery of Diya’s monthly activities is the result of our members’ contributions – all of whom have lived experience of mental ill-health or support a friend or family member with poor mental wellbeing.

Next meeting dates

The next workshops will be on the following dates:

January 25th, 2024

February 29th, 2024

March 28th, 2024

April 25th, 2024

May 30th, 2024

June 27th, 2024

How can I join Diya or find out more?

Come and join us! Diya membership is open to any member of South Asian community in Harrow experiencing mental health issues. To find out more and book a taster session please contact or telephone 020 8426 0929.