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BAME Mental Health Support

Below is a list of services and resources to support children from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Backgrounds

Black Minds Matter

Black Minds Matter's mission is to connect Black individuals and families with free mental health services — by professional Black therapists to support their mental health. To make this happen, they want to make mental health topics more relevant and accessible for all Black people in the U.K., removing the stigma and remodelling the services to be relevant for the Black community.

You can view their website for more information and resources by clicking here

Celebrating differences: World Mental Health Day 2022 toolkit

Mentally Health Schools have collected together resources to be delivered to, or inform your work with, groups of children who may need more support with their mental health.

There are resources included for:

  • LGBTQ+ children
  • Children from ethnic minority groups
  • Refugee and asylum seeker children
  • Looked-after children
  • Young carers

You can view this resource by clicking here

A parent's guide to Black Lives Matter

This guide is full of useful resources, advice and activities help make children aware of concepts like racial inequality, prejudice and white privilege.

It contains suggestions for parents on how to start conversations with children about the Black Lives Matter movement and the causes behind it. It also provides lots of ideas on how children and families can work together to combat racial inequalities and prejudice.

The resource is split into ideas for younger children and older children, with age-appropriate suggestions for each group.

You can view this resource by clicking here

Childline: think you understand me?

A stereotype is an assumption someone makes about you based on your racereligion, ethnicity, gender or sexuality, whether you're transgender or if you're d/Deaf or disabled.

If you've been affected by stereotypes, you might:

If you've been judged because of how you look it can make you feel upset, angry or powerless. But we're here to support you.

Childline has a dedicated page including a video that can be shared to a class around stereotypes. You can view this resource by clicking here

Anti-racism seminar recording

The Anna Freud Centre  - Schools in Mind prgramme has shared a seminar on building a whole school approach to anti-racism