BHM: Help for black students

Over the past few months we’ve posted several blogs with resources for Black students who are the targets of racist behaviour, both within the university and outside it. For Black History Month we’ve updated and consolidated them into one mighty list of resources!

 

For mental health support

 

BIPOC - they offer free mental health assessments (via phone) for North London residents

 

Maytree - free support for those feeling suicidal, in London, and a place to stay for free 

 

Switchboard - they offer free phone consultations and support for LGBTQI+ across the UK 

 

The Free Psychotherapy Network - a free therapists network (UK wide)

 

Glitch UK - free digital self care, self defence training and advice for BLM activists and campaigners 

 

Growing Minds Hackney - offer phone consultations (you can self refer) for ages 9-25 years, folx of African, Caribbean and mixed heritage 

 

Chit Chat UK - for confidential chats via DM 

 

Black Minds Matter - supporting accessible healthcare for Black people in the UK 

 

Body & Soul Initaitive - supporting Black families with a weekly live stream

 

 

For legal support and advice

 

Here’s a list of UK lawyers assisting Black Lives Matter cases pro bono

 

An organisation supporting BLM movements and BAME people

 

Mind UK have several services to support Black young men with their mental health, as they are are far more likely than others to be diagnosed with severe mental health problems and are also far more likely to be sectioned under the Mental Health Act

 

Green and Black Cross - aid for several social justice struggles

 

The Monitoring Group - they are anti-racist charity that promotes civil rights. You can report racial abuse to them and receive support.

 

UK BAME represents the diverse collective interests of the UK’s Black and Minority Ethnic communities who expressed interest or require assistance in developing: Small Businesses, Community Groups, Family LifeStyle, Career Opportunities as well as advice for everyday living.

 

 

For racist incidents within Goldsmiths University

 

If you have been a victim of racism or have witnessed racist behaviour directed at a Black student within the uni, there are a few points of contact.

 

Racism at Goldsmiths is a disciplinary offence, and the College released a statement on racism, declaring their zero-tolerance policy. We understand that it can be reallydifficult to confront staff or fellow students directly about their actions, so we recommend contacting the Student Centre.

 

We can also support you here at Goldsmiths SU. Our Advice Team will be able to guide you through the process of making a formal complaint about racism and, if necessary, getting in touch with the Office of the Independent Adjudicator. To report racist behaviour within the SU, use our Complaints Service.