Black History Month - The Debate - Mental health and Black people: Is Mental health in the Black community still a taboo?

Monday 12 October 2020

5pm - 6pm


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Black History Month - The Debate - Mental health and Black people: Is Mental health in the Black community still a taboo?


As part of Black History Month, your VP Welfare and Diversity, Fawzi will be hosting an open debate/discussion surrounding Mental Health and the Black Community. 

Get your free ticket at the bottom of the page!


What will we talk about?


Join our panel to discuss topics on depression or anxiety and the longstanding belief in the black community that such concerns are taboo. 

Despite progress in recent years, there is still a significant stigma associated with mental health concerns. 

Find out where and how to ask for help.

Everyone is welcome to join in the discussion, whether you have an opinion or you just want to find out more on this topic. 


Things that you might find helpful


If you need to, do not be afraid to go on a social media detox - your mental health is important.

If you want to post something but are feeling under pressure, you could keep it simple and express how you feel in one or two sentences. A clear and simple message from the heart is far better than reposting everything you see because you feel under pressure.

Like the first point, if you feel you need it, take time for some self-care. Doing something for yourself - e.g. reading a book, playing a video game, watching some TV – is really important.


How do you get involved?


1. Sign up for Zoom (If you haven't already) for FREE here

2. Collect your free ticket on this page now, then we will email you the Zoom Meeting ID to join us on the evening of the event! 

It's that simple!


It's okay not to be okay...


Get free, confidential and independent advice from your SU: Advice Centre or email them -

Read Wes' Story... - Young Minds

Racism and Mental Health... - Young Minds

BAME Communities Mental Health... - Mental Health Foundation 

Contact The Samaritans... Samaritans

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