October is Black History Month! It is a time for recognition and celebration of Black African and Carribbean heritage and culture.

The theme for the month is ‘Time for change: Action not words'. We are proud of the huge diversity of our colleagues. We have listed support resources for our colleagues:

Looking After You Too: Coaching for NHS staff from ethnic minority backgrounds

Looking After You Too (LAYT) coaching is a one to one wellbeing support offer for staff from ethnic minority backgrounds working in the NHS (clinical and non-clinical).

Strengths Coaching

Our Strengths Coaching programme aims to support BAME NHS colleagues across the health and social care system by building confidence and empowerment in individuals, and working to improve inclusivity, engagement and productivity within teams. 

Black Minds Matter UK

The aim of Black Minds Matter is to ensure that black people in the UK can access mental health support. The organisation does this by helping black people and families across the nation to find professional mental health services, in addition to raising money to help cover the cost of such services.

Mind for Young Black Men

The Young Black Men programme through which works specifically with young black men aged between 11 and 30 years old.

BAATN - The Black, African and Asian Therapy Network

Home of the largest community of Counsellors and Psychotherapists of Black, African, Asian and Caribbean heritage in the UK.

  • NHS Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin is relaunching its Primary Care Ethnically Diverse Network on 6 October, 7pm at Shrewsbury Town Football Club. 
  • The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust is holding a Black History Month Conference on 15 October, 10-2.30pm in Bury. 
  • The HSJ are publishing their annual Top 50 most influential black, Asian and minority ethnic people in health during the month.
Get involved 

During October keep an eye on our website and Twitter using hashtag #BlackHistoryMonth as we join in the celebrations, share stories and resources.

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