Mental Health & Wellbeing Resources for People of Colour
Positive mental health and wellbeing looks different for each person and can be impacted by many different factors. However, we understand that the ongoing conversations surrounding race equality can have a particularly strong impact on wellbeing for BAME (Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic) students. The discourse within University and on social media may feel overwhelming, and you may have directly experienced racism during your studies.
For those feeling affected by what is happening around us, we have put resources together with tips and places to go, as well as contacts for organizations and charities that provide tailored support for BAME students. We recognise that racism affects all aspects of society, including mental health care, and can result in mental health inequalities for BAME students. We take our responsibility to the student body very seriously, especially to those who face inequality. However, we fully accept that we need to do better, and we need to do more. We are here for you and if you do need to talk, get in touch and we will listen.
Counselling and Therapy Services
BAATN The Black, African and Asian Therapy Network
Home of the largest community of Counsellors and Psychotherapists of Black, African, Asian and Caribbean Heritage in the UK Membership and Events.
Black Minds Matter UK
The aim of Black Minds Matter is to ensure that black people in the UK can access mental health support. The organisation does this by helping black people and families across the nation to find professional mental health services, in addition to raising money to help cover the cost of such services.
Online enquiry form: www.blackmindsmatteruk.com/contact-us
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BLAM UK- Black Learning Achievement and Mental Health
Services are based in London, but they also have excellent online resources on black history.
Mind: Young Black Men
This is a programme through which works specifically with young black men aged between 11 and 30 years old.
Chinese Mental Health Association
Provides a diverse range of services for Chinese people who experience mental health issues and their carers.
Phone: 020 7613 1008
The Safe Place
The Safe Place" Is a Minority Mental Health App geared towards the Black Community. African Americans are 20% more likely to experience serious mental health problems than the rest of the general population. However, many black people still do not wish to seek professional help for their mental illnesses. It includes info about mental illnesses, how police brutality and racism impact’s mental health and self-care tips.
A safe space for the Black Community to develop a daily meditation habit. Explore meditations and talks designed for the Black experience.
Instagram – liberatemeditation Follow