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Black Students Talk - Peer Support Sessions

Black Students Talk (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 King’s College London.

Black Students Talk (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 King’s College London.

BST knows that black students experience complex academic, psychological, social, emotional and financial pressures. Black students also face specific pressures that often affect our mental health and therefore, our university experience and outcome. BST wants to help make the lives of all Black students at King’s College London as happy, healthy and successful as possible.


 

In this Black Student Talk video, KCL students discuss how it's like to study during a pandemic.

 

Black Students Talk is partnering with Student Space to offer national sessions over the summer, which will include KCLSU BST. From April 29 to July 31, BST is hosting 27 Black Student Talk sessions. These sessions offer to university students at King’s College London who identify as Black (African, Caribbean, Mixed with Black heritage) multiple benefits:

  • 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
  • Resources designed and delivered by trained facilitators

Some of the topics that will be discussed are:

This year, BST sessions are being held virtually on Microsoft Teams. Feel free to visit this link to have access to the dates and time of each sessions or you can click on this link to sign up to any BST sessions!