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.