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October 12, 2021

A Dark Truth: Baby Loss & Black Mothers 

A Dark Truth: Baby Loss & Black Mothers   By Anisah Abdullah    Baby Loss Awareness Week is now in its 19th year, and it provides an opportunity for us all to…
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October 11, 2021

I fought the law and I won (Judge Peter Herbert OBE)

Judge Peter Herbert OBE, founder of the society of Black Lawyers speaks on race, law, and his recent legal action against the judiciary.   A rare chance to hear a…

African Diaspora Public Affairs Committee (ADPAC) CIC


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The Ollie Foundation
Panel discussion hosted by The OLLIE Foundation on International Women’s Day 2021. We are The OLLIE Foundation – OLLIE stands for One Life Lost Is Enough.

We are a suicide prevention charity based in St Albans. We deliver suicide prevention training, wellbeing workshops and mental health support, along with hosting discussions like this one to expand the discourse on important topics relating to suicide prevention. For more information about us and our work,

Please visit our website – https://theolliefoundation.org/

Heard about an event we ran but missed it?

Did you know we have recordings of some of our live panel events and talks available to watch in full on our YouTube channel?

Gender & Suicide – Are We Leaving Women and Girls Out Of The Conversation? https://lnkd.in/dMi_nui

The Trauma of Relinquishment – Adoption, Addiction and Beyond https://lnkd.in/dMETHWx

Inside A Depressed Mind – And How To Help https://lnkd.in/dJw3vKz

More recordings will be shared as and when they are available

If someone you know tells you they’re experiencing suicidal feelings, listen, empathise and be non-judgemental. This can make them feel heard. And may encourage them to open up more. Don’t downplay their feelings or try to give advice. Let them talk for as long as they need to.

Then when they’re ready, you can think together about what is making them feel this way. Try to get a sense of what they feel has brought them to a place where things are so bad. Ask if there are any changes that could be made in their life to help take the pressure off in the short term.

Last of all, reassure them that you can find support together. Let them know that you care about them and you’re there for them. Show them that they are not alone. Say they can get through this. And they can get help and support.

#WorldSuicidePreventionDay


Rachael experienced suicidal feelings. This is her advice to any young person going through something similar:

“I could never believe being told “it’ll get better” or “you’ll get through this”, so despite coming out the other side [of feeling suicidal] I’m not going to say that. Instead, I’m going to say that despite it being really hard, there will always be one thing that you want to live for. Find that one thing, as difficult as it may be to find, and hold onto it. That’s all you need to stay alive. And if staying alive is all you can manage right now, then just do that. Just hold onto the thing keeping you here and don’t let go.”

#WorldSuicidePreventionDay

Coping with PTSD and Mental Health Difficulties – A Veteran’s Story

What Great Listeners Actually Do Chances are you think you’re a good listener. People’s appraisal of their listening ability is much like their assessment of their driving skills, in that the great bulk of adults think they’re above average.Inside A Depressed Mind - And How To HelpThe Trauma of Relinquishment - Adoption, Addiction and BeyondThe Trauma of Relinquishment - Adoption, Addiction and BeyondGender & Suicide - Are We Leaving Women and Girls Out Of The Conversation?Be a Better Ally Gaslighting Psychological manipulation that creates doubt in victims of sexist or racist aggression, making them question their own memory and sanity. This tactic is designed to invalidate someone’s experience. Examples include comments like these:


WHAT WE DO We provide early intervention and prevention and tackle these issues at the root.

We help those most at risk through conflict resolution and to protect those from being exploited or caught up in bullying, Knife crime, peer pressure, county lines, crime, grooming, money laundering , gangs – either as victim or perpetrator.

Our engaging workshops help and support parents, young people and others de- glamourise this lifestyle. We highlight the reasons people get involved and the consequences of doing so and help young people make better choices.

Jeremiah Balfourth, 21, from the University of Kent, began his internship with Deutsche Bank earlier this summer.


Jeremiah shares his experience of the programme:

“I was fortunate enough to be partnered up with Deutsche Bank… interning in the Treasury Strategic Liquidity Investments team. #10000BlackInterns hosted numerous workshops to prepare me for my internship and provided a free Financial Edge Training course which supported my knowledge and understanding of the Banking sector.

By just applying, you open yourself up to an array of opportunities, insights and a network of like-minded individuals who are eager to learn and get their career started”.

This summer, we’re proud to be opening applications for over 2,000 internships across 24 sectors.

Find out more about the initiative, and how to make the most of your application at:
www.10000BlackInterns.com

Young people from racialised communities are more likely to experience mental health difficulties but often can’t get support that works for them.

That’s why we’re joining forces with UK Youth and The Diana Award on a project led by young people with experience of racial injustice that will reimagine mental health support.

If you’re 16-25, are passionate about mental health equality and identify as Black or Black mixed-race, apply to be one of the Changemakers driving the project:

https://lnkd.in/espF4BjU


How early do your students become aware of their place in society?

What do they experience at the hands of their peers and educational “professionals”?

The Many Voices of the Classroom (Diversity Training)

Purpose: A workshop where staff get to hear the voices of the marginalised and the ‘other’ in their classroom. They engage with first-hand accounts of the experiences of young people and the impact that they as teachers have (both good and bad).

Outcome: Participants will develop practical ideas about how to make the classroom (and the school community at large) a more conducive learning environment for all young people.


Mr Isaac Anoom aka Mr Numbervator and Sovereign Comics

Mr Numbervator and his exciting new maths comic and activity books for children

CommonwealthYouth programme has been supporting member countries for over 40 years.
The programme empowers young people to realise their potential and lead change now and for the future. Learn more: https://lnkd.in/dNKgEQD6

PREVENT

To stop people becoming gang members, being exploited or participating in violence and encouraging a more integrated and equitable approach


PROTECT

To strengthen adults and young people by building their emotional and cognitive resilience, better enabling them to “say no” to gangs violence, drugs, crime and other form of exploitation


PREPARE

To effectively mitigate risks through preventative measures and early intervention assisting statutory and third sector in ensuring an effective response

Empowering Young Minds is a series of conferences and workshops, aiming to empower young people by challenging socially constructed labels and creating long lasting change. A 1stVrs Education, Jason Roberts Foundation and Chameleon Education venture. Educating the whole person! Website: 1stverse.co.uk Follow: Twitter - @AlexandrosAyeni Facebook - @AlexandrosAyeni Instagram - @AlexandrosAyeni LinkedIn - @AlexandrosAyeni
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COMMUNITY ACTION NETWORKHEALTH & LIFESTYLE
October 12, 2021

A Dark Truth: Baby Loss & Black Mothers 

A Dark Truth: Baby Loss & Black Mothers   By Anisah Abdullah    Baby Loss Awareness Week is now in its 19th year, and it provides an opportunity for us all to…
ACADEMY OF EXCELLENCECOMMUNITY ACTION NETWORKLAW + ORDERWORLD NEWS
October 11, 2021

I fought the law and I won (Judge Peter Herbert OBE)

Judge Peter Herbert OBE, founder of the society of Black Lawyers speaks on race, law, and his recent legal action against the judiciary.   A rare chance to hear a…
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October 11, 2021

BHM Feature – WCFF, BEST OF THE FEST

BHM Feature WCFF, BEST OF THE FEST Windrush Caribbean Film presents The ‘Best of the Fest’, 1st - 31st October 2021 Following on the heels of a successful film festival,…
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October 5, 2021

“Pan-African Education: A Must for the African Union”

Join us this Black History Month! In what promises to be an engaging and insightful conversation, we're sitting down with educational theorist and leading Pan-African scholar, Dr John Marah (SUNY…
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October 4, 2021

The original Black Panther Party

The original Black Panther Party was founded in Oakland, California by Bobby Seale & Huey Newton in Oct. of 1966. Membership reached a peak of 10,000 by early 1969, acquiring…
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October 4, 2021

JENICA LEAH TALKS about increasing awareness and knowledge about sickle cell

You can listen to my new show on Newstyle Radio 98.7fm via the tune in app or follow me on Instagram to join the live conversation or catch up via…

#SAY NO TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

I got flowers today. It wasn’t my birthday or any other special day. We had our first argument last night. He said a lot of cruel things that really hurt me. I know he was sorry and didn’t mean the things he said. Because I got flowers today.
I got flowers today. It wasn’t our anniversary or any other special day. Last night, he threw me into a wall and started to choke me. It seemed like a nightmare. I couldn’t believe it was real. I woke up this morning sore and bruised all over. I know he must be sorry Because he sent me flowers today.
I got flowers today. It wasn’t Mother’s Day or any other special day. Last night, he beat me up again. And it was much worse than all other times. If I leave him, what will I do? How will I take care of my kids? What about money? I’ m afraid of him and scared to leave. But I know he must be sorry Because he sent me flowers today. 
I got flowers today. Today was a very special day. It was the day of my funeral. Last night he finally killed me. He beat me to death. 
If only I had gathered enough courage and strength to leave him, I would not have gotten flowers today. 
This poem is dedicated to all the victims and survivors of Domestic Violence. 

#share for awareness

COMMUNITY ACTION NETWORKHEALTH & LIFESTYLE
September 17, 2021

#say no to domestic abuse

  #say no to domestic abuse I got flowers today. It wasn't my birthday or any other special day. We had our first argument last night. He said a lot…
COMMUNITY ACTION NETWORKHEALTH & LIFESTYLE
October 12, 2021

A Dark Truth: Baby Loss & Black Mothers 

A Dark Truth: Baby Loss & Black Mothers   By Anisah Abdullah    Baby Loss Awareness Week is now in its 19th year, and it provides an opportunity for us all to…
COMMUNITY ACTION NETWORKWORLD NEWS
July 24, 2021

‘I was being a hypocrite dad’: Courtney Brown on setting up mentoring charity Father 2 Father

‘I was being a hypocrite dad’ Courtney Brown on setting up mentoring charity Father 2 Father Emma Bartholomew Courtney Brown tells Emma Bartholomew how the abandonment he felt by his…
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July 24, 2021

“THINKING ALOUD”   by Ryan Clement

“THINKING ALOUD”  by Ryan Clement Every now and then I would come across an article, which I read at speed of which I get the gist and move on. After…

Black Girls in Tech was founded with the purpose of becoming a community for black women.


It was created to be a safe space where black women can come together, encourage/motivate one another, and help each other on their journey.


About Us

At our core Operation Black Vote exists to ensure we have greater racial justice and equality throughout the UK.

We work specifically, but not exclusively within the democratic and civic framework to deliver our objectives.

We seek to inspire BME communities to engage with our public institutions in order to address the persistent race inequalities we face in areas such as: education, health and employment.

Our work spans a number of areas including voter registration, lobbying politicians, mentoring schemes and political leadership programmes.

Our work began in July 1996 (16th) at the House of Commons, as a collaboration between two organisations: Charter88 which campaigns for democratic reform; and the 1990 Trust a national generic policy research and networking organisation.

After 19 years of campaigning our voice is now heard at the highest level of Government both nationally and locally, but perhaps of greater importance is the fact that we are often viewed as a beacon of hope and support for our own communities.

We would be unable to do this crucial work without our important donors, and are therefore grateful for the current core funding received from Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust and Esmee Fairbairn.



blackmindsmatter.uk


Suicide prevention day is an awareness day held every year on this day to provide action to prevent suicides around the world.

Suicide wears many faces , with more than 700,000 people dying by suicide worldwide each year. It is also the single biggest killer of men under 45.

The information here is just a start on ways we can support someone that is suicidal from a place of compassion and empathy.

There are many organisations who work around the clock to provide immediate support to those experiencing suicidal thoughts- a few of them are listed in this post.⁠⠀

Please help to re-share for signposting information and additional services available as conversations have the potential to save someones life.

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