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Black Students Talk Sessions

Week 1

Black Students Talk: Depression and low mood

We know that a lot of us struggle with low mood and depression whilst at university. 

 

You’re not alone. 

 

Join us for Black Students Talk: Depression and low mood to talk about it and learn ways to cope and thrive with each other. 

Week 2

Black Students Talk: (Un)Belonging at university

A lot of us feel alone and like we don’t belong in social, living, learning, teaching environments, and in and around campus. 

 

We do belong and we deserve to be here. 


Join us for Black Students Talk: (Un)Belonging at university to talk about it and learn ways to cope and thrive with each other.

Week 3

Black Students Talk: Anxiety and stress

We know that a lot of us feel anxious and stressed whilst at university. Especially during assignment and exam season.

 

You don't have to struggle in silence.

 

Join us for Black Students Talk: Anxiety and stress

to talk about it and learn ways to cope and thrive with each other.

Week 4

Black Students Talk:

Grief and loss

Losing someone is not easy. We know a lot of students have lost someone this past year. It can be hard to continue with student life whilst you’re grieving.

 

You are not alone.


Join us for Black Students Talk: Grief and loss to talk about it and learn ways to cope and thrive with each other.

Week 5

Black Students Talk: Relationships

We don’t always feel comfortable talking about relationships. When relationships go right they go right, but when they go wrong it can be devastating. Friendship breakdowns, breakups, family fights can really affect our time at university.   

Let's talk about the good the bad and the ugly


Join us for Black Students Talk: Relationships to talk about it and learn ways to cope and thrive with each other.

Week 6

Black Students Talk: 

Body image

Our relationships with our bodies are often complicated. It can be hard not to let the thoughts and opinions of others affect how we feel about our body.

 

You deserve to feel good about the body you’re in. 


Join us for Black Students Talk: Body image to talk about it and learn ways to cope and thrive with each other.

Week 7

Black Students Talk: Race-based trauma and stress

Racism, both overt and covert, hurts us as individuals, communities and a society. Experiencing and witnessing racism at university can seriously impact how we feel and how we engage with our studies and social life.

 

Join us for Black Students Talk: Race-based trauma and stress to talk about it and learn ways to cope and thrive with each other. 

Week 8

Black Students Talk: Being Black and neurodiverse 

Being Black and neurodiverse at university can be tough. University isn’t built for us. Whether you’re diagnosed, undiagnosed, or unsure. A lot of us have to fight to fit a neurotypical world and feel emotionally exhausted doing it.

You’re not alone. 

 

Join us for Black Students Talk: Neurodiversity 

to talk about it and learn ways to cope and thrive with each other.

Week 9

Black Students Talk: Identity

Our identity plays a huge role in our lives at university. We need to have a space to talk about any thoughts, feelings and issues we have about our personal and shared identities, with people who get it.

To know ourselves and where we fit in at university is important for our success. 

Join us for Black Students Talk: Identity to talk about it and learn ways to cope and thrive with each other.

Week 10

Black Students Talk: Motivation

Understanding and reflecting on our motivations for the things we do and say can be important for our knowledge of self. Doing this is hard when you’re not feeling well mentally.

Talking about it with others might help.

Join us for Black Students Talk: Motivation to talk about it and learn ways to cope and thrive with each other.

Week 11

Black Students Talk: Reclaiming the narrative

The stories we tell ourselves and others sometimes don’t match up with the stories others tell about us and our community. 

 

Together we can reclaim our narrative to one that tells the story we want, need and deserve to hear.

 

Join us for Black Students Talk: Reclaiming our narrative to talk about it and learn ways to cope and thrive with each other. 

Week 12

Black Students Talk:      Tree of Life

The tree of life is an exercise for reclaiming our identity and direction in life, through story. 

Together we will take time to reflect on where we’re from, where we are now, and where we’re going. The important people in our lives, the gifts we have been given, and overcoming challenges.

Join us for Black Students Talk: Tree of Life  to talk about it and learn ways to cope and thrive with each other.

Week 13

Black Students Talk: The arts, self expression and wellbeing

Music, art, dance, and self expression plays an important role in many of our lives, mental health and wellbeing. 

The arts are a way for us to understand ourselves, connect with others, and share our stories. 

Join us for Black Students Talk: The arts, self expression and wellbeing to talk about it and learn ways to cope and thrive with each other.

Week 14

Black Students Talk: Transitions and endings

Beginnings, endings and transitions can be tough to navigate at university. 

 

You’re not alone.

 

Join us for Black Students Talk: Transitions and ending to talk about it and learn ways to cope and thrive with each other.

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