Black History Month

History has shown that racism has impacted on Black people’s mental health – from diagnosis to access to services and treatment. It continues to shape the lives and mental health of Black people today. With the disproportionate impact of coronavirus on Black people, it has further shown the inequalities within the system and in turn will have made many people’s mental health worse at an already difficult time.

We believe Black Lives Matter and black mental health matters. We want better mental health for everyone, but so many people continue to be marginalised within our healthcare system.

Black History Month is the annual celebration of the contributions that people of African and Caribbean backgrounds have made to the UK. Throughout Ocotober and beyond, we want to work with the Black community and our parterns to deliver services that are more inclusive to everyone.

Here are some resources we hope you’ll find useful.

Peer support online

Black Thrive is a UK mental health partnership and is hosting Zoom chats on Fridays 4-5pm where people can discuss the current situation and how the lockdown is affecting.

Join via Zoom: Meeting ID: 549374164
Join by phone: 0203 481 5240 or 0208 080 6591
Find out more at

UK based organisations


Resources for organisations

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