A note on language: we are using the term people of colour to refer to those of us who are ethnic minorities. Everybody’s life experiences are unique, and we are no way trying to homogenise the experiences of those from the diverse range of ethnic and racial backgrounds in the UK. We are including this section as we know that people of colour are disproportionately affected by suicide and mental ill health and we are promoting the voices of those with lived experience. Where possible, we will be specific about the communities and individuals in question.
Some factors impacting people of colour’s mental health includes the structural, individual and ‘everyday’ racism, prejudice, discrimination, microaggressions and trauma
PAPYRUS is always here for you, should you ever need us. Our HOPELINEUK service is an inclusive, non-judgmental space to talk openly and honestly about your thoughts of suicide.
We’re here for you from 9am to midnight, every single day of the year.
Call 0800 068 4141
Text 07860 039 967
Further help and support
Black Minds Matter UK connects Black individuals and families with free mental health services by professional Black therapists to support their mental health.
Bringing together individuals, local communities, statutory agencies and voluntary organisations to address the structural barriers that prevent Black people from thriving.
House of Rainbow is a safe space for the spiritual growth and inclusion for black LGBTQ+ people.
Kick It Out is English football’s equality and inclusion organisation.
Disruptive articles and think pieces addressing inequality, injustice and oppression, from Guilaine Kinouani.
The Race Equality Foundation is a national charity tackling racial inequality to improve the lives of Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.
Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) is the UK’s leading anti-racism educational charity.
Stop Hate UK is one of the leading national organisations working to challenge all forms of Hate Crime and discrimination, based on any aspect of an individual’s identity.
Europe’s largest celebration for African, Asian, Middle Eastern, Latin American and Caribbean-heritage LGBTQI+ people.
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