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Black Students' Mental Health

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In the UK, Black British people are more likely to encounter inpatient mental health services, be diagnosed with psychosis, and to be detained under the Mental Health Act than white people – these are things we need to talk about.

There are several things that can influence Black mental health such as racism and discrimination, social and economic inequalities and mental health stigma. At Keele, we have a zero tolerance to racism, of any kind – it’s #NeverOK. This applies to all our Keele community, wherever they are – learning on our campuses or across the world. You can find out more about Keele’s #NeverOK campaign here

In collaboration with the Start to Success project and the University's Race Equality Officer, we have developed two guides that aim to support the mental health of black people. The first is a guide for black students that shares tips on how to look after your own mental health, a list of what support is available and some helpful resources including charities and support groups. The second is a guide for friends or peers, that includes educational resources that highlight the specific challenges black people face, how to support a friend who may be struggling and how to be an active bystander

Click on the images below to access these resources.

Supporting the mental health of black people: A guide for black students   Supporting the mental health of black people: A guide for friends and peers