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
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?
If you've been affected by stereotypes, you might:
- experience discrimination or hate crime
- feel like you have to hide parts of your identity or background
- want to change how you look
- get bullied or hurt by someone else
- feel lonely or isolated
- have low self esteem.
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