As we enter the beginning stages of Black history month, I am reminded that we are all still learning and being taught about Black history and the racism still seen and felt in society today. It is only through listening to their stories, building bridges of empathy and continuing to engage in the conversation, we beginning to see positive change.

‘Black History Month leads us to revisit the achievements of African Americans throughout our history. But with the inequities that still exist in wealth, education, health care (including mental health), and criminal justice, it also shines a light on the systemic racism still rampant throughout our nation. It is important to acknowledge our past and look towards the future.’ (Psychology Today)

So, to celebrate the start of Black History Month and the inclusion of more voices in our understanding of history I wanted to share some links that you might find interesting:

https://www.bustle.com/life/black-british-lgbtq-heroes-that-should-be-recognised-this-pride-17906303

https://www.blackhistorymonth.org.uk/

Some other links to keep your wellbeing support during this month:

https://wearencs.com/connect/looking-after-your-mental-health-black-history-month