Event Description

Thursday 18 June 2020

3pm - 5pm

Online, Zoom details in description


Meeting ID: 988 6236 3294

Password: BPT20


What is Black People Talk (BPT) and why does BPT exist?

As university students we experience complex academic, psychological, social, emotional and financial pressures. Black* students face specific pressures that often affect our mental health and therefore, our university experience and outcome.

Right now, we believe we need to come together and focus on our psychological and emotional needs, raised by the current COVID-19 pandemic and the 'uncovered' racial injustices following the deaths of .

BPT was set up by Yannick Yalipende, a University of Bristol MSc student, who due to his own experiences with depression and anxiety whilst studying at university, felt there needed to be spaces for black* people to talk. 2 years later and BPT has provided therapeutic spaces for black* students at multiple universities. 


What is Black Students Talk (BST)? 

BST is a peer support group that provides safe, supportive and therapeutic spaces for black* students to meet, share, learn, and manage our mental health & wellbeing at university.

BST online sessions are held weekly via Zoom. Each weekly session lasts an hour-and-a-half.


What do Black Students Talk (BST) sessions offer?

  • one-to-one/group discussions using culturally relevant/specific psychoeducation
  • help accessing appropriate mental health services within the university and wider community
  • a ‘home away from home’ to connect with other black* students
  • visiting speakers from black mental health organisations
  • BPT resources designed and delivered by trained facilitators


Who is Black Students Talk (BST) for?

University students at King’s College London who identify as “black*” (African, Caribbean, Mixed heritage).


How do I attend the Black Students Talk (BST) sessions?

BST sessions are being held virtually. No need to sign up in advance. On Thursday at 3pm click the zoom link and enter the meeting ID and password (provided at the top of this email) to join the group. Email us on: [email protected]



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