Manchester Metropolitan University Students' Union

Black students' services, signposting and resources

Wednesday 10-06-2020 - 14:21

We know there's not enough, if you want to send us resources or let us know what's missing, or even if you want to write something for us - Get in touch:

Students can talk to the Advice Centre if they’ve experienced racism. The Advice Centre is a hate crime reporting centre so they can help you with reporting issues to the police. Reporting to the University about Manchester Met students/staff involves going through the complaints procedure, which they can can also help students with.

Black mental health services signposting

Black Minds Matter UK

Get connected to a Black Counsellor for Free

‘Get connected to a Black counsellor Our mission is to support in making mental health topics relevant and accessible for all black people in the U.K. We aim to fulfil this by connecting black individuals and families with professional mental health services across the U.K We have created a fund that will go towards covering the cost of any services that you might feel you could benefit from. Finding a therapist and starting your journey towards improved mental health is as easy as browsing the website, choosing a therapist based on your needs, arranging a session and we will cover the cost.’

Manchester Mind

African Caribbean Mental Health Services

Provides advocacy and an advice service. Also counselling, self-help group and carers group

Zion Community Resource Centre, Hulme, Manchester M15 5BY 
tel. 0161 226 9562

Events for healing & wellness for Black students


Black Think Tank Comedy Revolution - June 21

Free show with Black comedians with funny Black content to alleviate the mental exhaustion we are going through during this difficult time!

Yoga (Black only space) - Multiple dates

Free yoga for Black for Black Grief is a healing space for folks directly impacted by anti-black racism-- a space of potential healing and release.

Recovery from Racial Trauma for Blacks by Blacks - June 18

Black professionals are providing a safe space for blacks to begin the healing process from trauma from racism. Black therapists, wellness and leadership coaches, doctors and our black intelligencia will be present in this webinar to validate your pain, to suggest constructive action and to challenge your belief system so you are encouraged to begin interacting with the world in new and healthy ways that benefit yourself, family and your community. Bring honest, humility and the desire to learn from others to this webinar.

Healing circle for Black LGBTQ+ people - June 24

A space of healing for black LGBTQ+ individuals to get together virtually and speak freely about their fears, courage, and acceptance.

Meditation - Multiple dates

Place of refuge for BIPOC & Comrades to be seen and heard by community, explore meditation, Buddhist teachings, and embodied practices. Space will be held for all that's present in our community. The meeting will begin with a guided meditation and will also include optional mindful movement, dharma reflections, check in and discussion, and song.

Wellness at work mental health peer support group (Black women only) - June 20

Free, virtual peer support group for Black women. This week’s discussion topic is on "How to survive the workplace as a black woman". Whatever your time zone, all Black women are welcome! This group is a judgement free space, what's said in the group, stays in the group; I hope that through this group you will find solace, support and solidarity through the discussion of our shared experiences.

Roots - A Virtual Workshop on Black Haircare & History - June 14

Crownworkshop is an engaging experience designed to equip women with the tools to re-examine their relationship with their hair and self. The mission is to build sustainable confidence via an engaging, creative space of personal development, open dialogue, African hair history and a hands on natural hair care and styling education to empower girls and women globally.

Reclaiming Hormonal Wellness – contraception & wellbeing - Multiple dates

Mentoring and empowering a generation of women to love, learn and lavish their womb with care. What to expect from this workshop: A brief overview of the typical phases of the menstrual cycle A brief look at COVID-19 The effects of stress on the menstrual cycle The signs of a disrupted menstrual cycle Tips to help with stress reduction

Motivation & Advocating for yourself

2020 Ain't Cancelled Series

Tune into these conversations about shifting your mindset, becoming the best version of yourself & game planning. We got you, sis!

June Series:
+ Week 1: Black Women and White Women Allyship: Sista to Sister! We will engage in a slightly terrifying, yet enlightening experience. We will discuss how to tackle racially charged challenges in corporate spaces and in our community.
+ Week 2: Black Men Advocating for Black Women.
+ Week 3: Advocating for Yourself. Week 4 Advocating for your Health.

Resources for Activism

Connecting the dots between Black Liberation and Environmentalism by Teju Adisa-Farrar - June 15

In this Zoom training, we will discuss the relationship between Black justice and environmentalism in the U.S. Additionally, we will think through how to better support Black liberation as environmentalists.

What Does it Mean to be Anti-Racist: An Interactive Webinar Series by Warren Chalklen, PhD - Multiple Dates

Join this brave space to learn how to be anti-racist, take strategic action, and share resources Join a community conversation to learn about anti-racist practices, hear about strategic actions that you can take to advance racial justice in your community, and share resources to strengthen your capacity to be a stronger advocate in the fight for a more just world. This event will start with a one hour lecture followed by one hour of Q&A.

Beyond Brutality: Political Visions in Black Lives Matter - June 15

What different futures, what alternative political visions, animate Black Lives Matter? About this Event Join the Centre for Ethics for The Ethics of Black Lives Matter, an interdisciplinary series of online events featuring short video takes. Beyond Brutality: Political Visions in Black Lives Matter Black Lives Matter is a vibrant movement against racist brutality – in the US and far beyond. Its orientation is to expose, publicize and critique. But Black Lives Matter is also an idea. It is a movement that draws on ideas, that is animated by ideas, that is generative of ideas. So what ideas can be located in, and distilled from, the angry protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd? What different futures, what alternative political visions, animate Black Lives Matter? What different futures, what alternative political visions, animate Black Lives Matter?

World Without Incarceration: Mass Incarceration and the Visual Arts by Art and Resistance Through Education - June 20

Explore the intersection of human rights, mass incarceration, the visual arts and activism. During this workshop, participants will: Learn about the impact of COVID-19 on incarcerated populations through the visual arts. Learn visual art-making techniques to create your own art to raise funds for local organizations working towards liberation.

Events for fundraising

Home workout class with @her_tribe raising donations for Black Minds Matter

Fundraiser for Black Minds Matter. Mission: to support in making mental health topics relevant & accessible for all black people in the UK.

Events for Black creatives and artists

Black Film Space - Virtual Screenwriting Workshop

Black Film Space is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization committed to building a community of filmmakers from the African Diaspora through skill enhancing and networking events. We are a collective of directors, screenwriters, producers, cinematographers, actors and other media professionals that want to develop genuine connections and grow with fellow black creatives.

Educational events, discussions & resources for NON- Black allies


Join us for an educational, thought provoking panel discussion about anti-racism, allyship and sustaining the conversation. About this Event Join us as these 5 amazing WOMXN (Carla Beharry, Selam Debs, Taylor Lindsay-Noel, Chanelle Lobo & Breanne Charter) take the stage to shed light on racism, their experiences and calls to action. We hope this dialogue contributes to furthering education and understanding surrounding racism and provides you with tools to be a stronger ally to our BIPOC community now and in the future.



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