Providing a safe space to talk about mental health

Posted by cc576 at May 21, 2021 09:35 AM |
Free sessions created by Black students, for Black students.

Discussions around mental health can be challenging for many. To help navigate these conversations for students who identify as Black, Black Students Talk have opened up a space to promote healthy and judgement free conversation.

What is Black Students Talk (BST)?

Black Students Talk (BST)* is a peer support group that provides safe, supportive and therapeutic spaces for Black students to meet, share, learn, and manage our mental health & wellbeing at King’s College London.

Who is Black Students Talk (BST) for?

University students who identify as Black (African, Caribbean, Mixed with Black heritage).

Why does Black Students Talk exist (BST)?

As university students we experience complex academic, psychological, social, emotional and financial pressures. Black students face specific pressures that often affect our mental health and therefore, our university experience and outcome. We want to help make the lives of all Black students at King’s College London as happy, healthy and successful as possible.

What do Black Students Talk (BST) sessions offer?

  • one-to-one/group discussions using culturally relevant/specific psychoeducation
  • help accessing appropriate mental health services within the university and wider community
  • a ‘home away from home’ to connect with other Black students
  • visiting speakers from Black mental health organisations
  • resources designed and delivered by trained facilitators

To access these free sessions, sign up on the Black People Talk website.

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