Mental Health & Wellness

Mental Health & Wellness

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Lisa Tadiwa

We Need to Talk About Postpartum Psychosis in Black Women

Thursday 7 March 2024 8:00 AM

Black Ballad

Black Ballad & Chai Soul Presents: Yoga and Self Love Session

Thursday 15 February 2024 6:30 PM

Sochima Richard

Holiday Depression Is Real, So Here’s What You Can Do About It

Wednesday 6 December 2023 8:00 AM

"Even when racism isn’t the direct cause of psychological distress, it affects every aspect of our lives."

– How Black Women Can Get The Most Out Of Counselling

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Jamila Pereira

Sex Magick Is The Next Level To Manifestation

Tuesday 10 October 2023 8:00 AM

Iman Mohamed

Navigating Guilt, Duty & Desire As A Young Carer

Thursday 21 September 2023 8:00 AM

"Some common reasons for hoarding are: documenting personal history, preserving the past, holding on to the memory of loved ones and relief of anxiety related to past material deprivation."

– How I Learned To Empathise With My Mother's Hoarding Habit


Diana Anyakwo

What It’s Like Growing Up With A Parent Who Has A Mental Illness

Thursday 31 August 2023 8:00 AM

Jasmine Lee-Zogbessou

Can AI Be An Accessible Option For Mental Health Care For Black Women?

Thursday 24 August 2023 8:00 AM

Tobi Oredein

Founder's Letter: Do Routines Stop Us Being Spontaneous?

Sunday 20 August 2023 10:30 PM

"Our DNA holds the trauma of our ancestors and manifests in physical dis-ease. Learning to attend to the sites of pain has taught me what needs to be healed within."

– My Descent Into Hell: Understanding My Ancestors' Trauma


Black Ballad

BB Members Perks: Get Paid £100 To Talk About Armpit Health!

Friday 18 August 2023 7:52 AM

Ata-owaji Victor

How Black Women Are Funding The Soft Life Enjoyment They Deserve

Tuesday 15 August 2023 8:00 AM

Amanda Tayte-Tait

The Hidden Links Between Our Periods, PMS & Suicidal Ideation

Thursday 29 June 2023 8:00 AM

Augustina Boateng

TikTok Gave Me The Therapy I Needed But Couldn’t Afford

Friday 26 May 2023 8:00 AM

Jamila Pereira

Learning To Balance Mental Health Care And My Faith

Friday 21 April 2023 8:00 AM

"At the beginning, there were four black people on the course. By the end of the second year, there was only me!"

– The Struggles and Trials That Face Black Trainee Therapists


Jaydee Seaforth

Don’t Call Me A Strong Black Woman

Wednesday 19 April 2023 8:00 AM

Nomqhele Beauty Dhlamini

What It’s Like To Be Sent ‘Back Home’ As A Child

Friday 7 April 2023 8:00 AM

Jamila Pereira

Unlearning The Stigma Around Addiction In Black Communities

Thursday 9 February 2023 8:00 AM

Nova Reid

Why Black Women Need To Claim Our Autonomy Unapologetically

Wednesday 8 February 2023 8:00 AM

"Every bill that came in, every late payment, every single financial trigger just pushed me further down into the mud."

– Me vs Motherhood, Mental Health And Financial Stability


Ezimma Chigbo

What I Learned From My White Male Therapist

Thursday 2 February 2023 8:00 AM

Tanya Campbell

How Traditional African Dance Moved Me Toward Wellness

Friday 13 January 2023 8:00 AM

Tobi Oredein

Founder's Letter: Rest Should Not Be A Reward

Sunday 13 November 2022 11:30 PM

Anesu Hwenga

The Challenges Facing Gen Z In The Era Of Influencing

Friday 4 November 2022 8:00 AM

Nina Dafe

How I Overcame Productivity Anxiety

Thursday 29 September 2022 8:00 AM

Nina Dafe

My Body Let Me Know When It Was Time To Resign

Friday 2 September 2022 8:00 AM

Jaydee Seaforth

The Difficulty In Making Friends When You’re Neurodiverse

Thursday 11 August 2022 8:00 AM

Nomqhele Beauty Dhlamini

Addressing The Effect Of Always Pads On Our Health

Tuesday 12 July 2022 8:00 AM

Lateefah Jean-Baptiste

How Learning To Swim Is Helping Me Overcome Social Anxiety

Wednesday 29 June 2022 8:00 AM

Victoria Goldiee

How I'm Learning To Navigate Toxic Positivity On Social Media

Tuesday 31 May 2022 8:00 AM

Jaydee Seaforth

How Black People With Anxiety Are Navigating The Dating Scene

Monday 23 May 2022 8:00 AM

"I am no stranger to the history of labelling black children as having special needs and pushing them to one side, nevertheless, that does not take away from the fact that some black people do have ADHD."

– Black Excellence And My ADHD Diagnosis


Jasmine Lee-Zogbessou

For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy

Monday 11 April 2022 8:00 AM

Hodan Mohamed

Dealing With The Blame & Shame Of Getting Fired

Friday 1 April 2022 8:00 AM

Black Ballad

Why You’re Strong Is No Longer A Compliment I Want To Hear

Friday 11 March 2022 8:00 AM

Natalie Eve Roper

Alternative Wellness Practices That Centre Black Women

Thursday 3 March 2022 8:00 AM

Jasmine Lee-Zogbessou

Navigating Grief As An Intergenerational British-Caribbean Family

Tuesday 1 March 2022 11:30 AM

Danielle Dash

Falling In Love With My Inner Child

Sunday 20 February 2022 10:00 PM

Jemmar Samuels

Why It's OK To Outgrow Your Therapist

Monday 31 January 2022 11:30 AM

Black Ballad

How To Ask For Help: A Guide For Mums & Their Loved Ones

Wednesday 19 January 2022 10:00 AM

Nina Dafe

Are These Toxic Cultural Beliefs Holding You Back?

Wednesday 12 January 2022 8:00 AM

Black Ballad

Mums Get Honest About The Support They Need In Motherhood

Friday 3 December 2021 1:30 PM

Arese Sylvester

Black Women On Their End Of Year Rituals

Thursday 2 December 2021 2:00 PM

Njideka Kingsley

Embracing Cannabis As Part Of My Self-Care Routine As A Nigerian

Wednesday 10 November 2021 7:00 AM

Chloe Lovell

The Body Remembers: Alternative Therapies And Black Women

Monday 25 October 2021 7:00 AM

Damilola Ogunrinde

The NHS Is In Crisis And GPs Are Bearing The Brunt

Monday 11 October 2021 11:30 AM

Jendella Benson

What Does It Mean To Be Well? Wholeness & Toni Cade Bambara's Legacy

Thursday 7 October 2021 12:00 PM

Arese Sylvester

Addressing The Social Stigma Of Post Natal Depression In Nigeria

Tuesday 20 July 2021 7:00 AM

Leah Dempsey

Growing Up Black In Northern Ireland Left Me With BPD

Monday 21 June 2021 7:00 AM

June-Ann Joseph

What It Means To Be A Black Woman Living With PCOS

Wednesday 12 May 2021 10:30 AM

Chloe Lovell

Racial Trauma, Radical Self-Care & Our Healing As Resistance

Monday 29 March 2021 2:00 PM

Mia Thornton

Meet The Four Black Women Who Found Joy In Running

Monday 22 March 2021 7:00 AM

Chloe Lovell

Black Women And The Silence Around Binge Eating Disorder

Wednesday 3 March 2021 7:00 AM

Jendella Benson

We Need An Honest Conversation About Black Families & Boundaries

Tuesday 2 March 2021 7:00 AM

Mel Green

How Mums-To-Be Can Protect Their Mental Health During Covid

Saturday 20 February 2021 7:00 AM

Ezimma Chigbo

Suicide, The Pursuit Of Selfishness And My Commitment To Community

Thursday 11 February 2021 7:00 AM

Namina Forna

On Writing Trauma, Healing And Fantasy Inspired By My Reality

Thursday 4 February 2021 7:00 AM

Bakita Kasadha

Life After Diagnosis: Black Women & Bipolar Disorder

Friday 22 January 2021 7:00 AM

Niki Igbaroola

On Diet Culture And My Mother's Flawed Example

Monday 18 January 2021 7:00 AM

Jaydee Seaforth

We Need To Talk About Our Need To Talk

Thursday 14 January 2021 8:30 AM

Stephanie Ozuo

What An ADHD Diagnosis Means For My Concept Of Black Womanhood

Monday 11 January 2021 7:00 AM

Vicky Gayle

The Adult Carers Overlooked By The Government & Local Councils

Wednesday 6 January 2021 12:00 PM

Vanessa Lyall

2020 Was The Homecoming I Never Expected

Wednesday 30 December 2020 7:00 AM

Tyla Grant

My Journey To Becoming An Autism Advocate

Thursday 17 December 2020 7:00 AM

Courtney Stoddart

Race, Trauma, Belonging And Transracial Adoption

Monday 30 November 2020 7:00 AM

Vicky Gayle

The Cultural Roots Of Community Farming In Birmingham

Saturday 28 November 2020 7:00 AM

Elisha Mack

Mixed Race & Choosing Sides In The UK's Second City

Thursday 26 November 2020 7:00 AM

Bakita Kasadha

Why Black Women Should Be Talking About Menopause Earlier

Thursday 12 November 2020 7:00 AM

Annalisa Toccara

Editor's Letter: The Rising Of The Black Phoenixes In The North East

Sunday 25 October 2020 9:30 PM

Dr Michelle Nyangereka

My Descent Into Hell: Understanding My Ancestors' Trauma

Tuesday 29 September 2020 7:00 AM

Lateefah Jean-Baptiste

How Furlough Stopped Me Equating My Self-Worth With My Career

Thursday 24 September 2020 7:00 AM

Elizabeth Oloruntola

How I Learned To Empathise With My Mother's Hoarding Habit

Wednesday 2 September 2020 7:00 AM

Danielle Dash

Guest Editor's Letter: Why We Need To Persevere In Our Careers

Monday 31 August 2020 8:00 AM

N K Aroni

Making Sense Of My "Mother Wound"

Wednesday 26 August 2020 7:00 AM

Mica Montana

What It Really Means To Talk About Our Mental Health More

Tuesday 25 August 2020 7:00 AM

Kuba Shand Baptiste

Guest Ed's Letter: Why I'm Trying To Be Better When Asking For Help

Monday 24 August 2020 7:00 AM

Dionne Anderson

Navigating White Fragility In My Interracial Family

Thursday 20 August 2020 7:00 AM

Lovelynn Ndlovu

The Government's Mishandling Of Covid-19 Has Cost Us A Lot

Wednesday 8 July 2020 7:00 AM

Jo Chukualim

How Black Women Can Get The Most Out Of Counselling

Wednesday 1 July 2020 7:00 AM

Isha Webber

When You Have No Choice But To Leave Your Family

Tuesday 30 June 2020 7:00 AM

Janet Adebodun

My Story Of Self-Harm And Recovery

Friday 22 May 2020 7:00 AM

Candice Carty-Williams

Guest Editor's Letter: How I Am Managing My Emotional Well-Being

Monday 4 May 2020 7:00 AM

Dianna Reid

The Struggles Facing Black Trainee Therapists

Friday 10 April 2020 7:00 AM

Marcia Veiga

Covid-19, Civil War And Western Privileges

Thursday 9 April 2020 7:00 AM

Lucy DK

Dealing With My Daddy Issues In Life, Love and Art

Friday 14 February 2020 7:00 AM


Why Black Churches Need To Catering To Introverts

Sunday 29 December 2019 7:00 AM

Anna Wughanga Olila

How Black British Women Were A Lifeline For A Newly Emigrated Mum

Friday 22 November 2019 7:00 AM


The Expectations Put On Oldest Daughters Harm Us

Friday 8 November 2019 7:00 AM

Njilan Morris-Jarra

How Engaging With My 'Inner Child' Led Me To Pure, Organic Joy

Friday 25 October 2019 7:00 AM

Sandra Poku

Ten Years On From My Schizophrenia Diagnosis

Thursday 10 October 2019 7:00 AM

Jemmar Samuels

Black Excellence And My ADHD Diagnosis

Wednesday 11 September 2019 7:00 AM

Ezimma Chigbo

Where Is The Empathy For Black People Who Act "Crazy" In Public?

Wednesday 14 August 2019 7:00 AM


Moving To Zimbabwe As A Queer Child Of The Diaspora

Wednesday 17 July 2019 7:00 AM

Elizabeth Ayoola

What Miscarriage Taught Me About Womanhood

Thursday 7 March 2019 7:00 AM

Lauren Pemberton-Nelson

Brexit Will Further Damage The Health Of Black Women In Britain

Friday 22 February 2019 8:00 AM

Candice Carty-Williams

SAD: Its Effect On Black Women And How To Alleviate Its Grip

Tuesday 29 January 2019 7:00 AM

Ebunola Adenipekun

The Roots Of Self Care: Black Women & Their House Plants

Wednesday 14 November 2018 7:00 AM

Louisa Adjoa Parker

Managing Motherhood And My Mental Health Problems

Wednesday 3 October 2018 7:00 AM

Bakita Kasadha

My Journey Towards Finding A Black Therapist

Thursday 27 September 2018 7:00 AM

Ebony Francis

The Carefree Black Girl's Guide To Foraging In The City

Tuesday 4 September 2018 3:00 PM

Lateefah Jean-Baptiste

Why We Should Be Unapologetic About Being Selfish

Friday 31 August 2018 12:00 PM

Cece Alexandra

What It's Like Being A Black Woman With Epilepsy

Thursday 7 June 2018 7:00 AM

Jasmine Lee-Zogbessou

The Stigma Behind Sexual Health Clinics

Thursday 17 May 2018 7:00 AM

Jendella Benson

Why Are Adult Friendships So Hard?

Monday 14 May 2018 7:00 AM

Annique Simpson

What Yoga Taught Me About Breathing, Sex and Everything Else

Wednesday 2 May 2018 7:00 AM

Garen Abel Unokan

How Do You Care For Natural Hair When Battling Depression?

Friday 20 April 2018 7:00 AM

Elizabeth Ayoola

The Things They Don't Tell You About Childbirth

Monday 5 March 2018 7:30 AM

Tobi Oredein

Ed's Letter: Embracing Forbes As Well As Failure

Monday 29 January 2018 5:30 PM

Samara Linton

Why We Need To Write Our Own Mental Health Narratives

Sunday 28 January 2018 5:32 PM

Annabel Sowemimo

Why It's Ok To Be A Mess Sometimes

Friday 19 January 2018 6:00 PM

Furaha F Asani

Yes, Anxiety Medication Helped Me Finish My PhD Thesis

Friday 1 December 2017 5:00 PM

Mahalia Changlee

Dialect & Dementia: Reading Beyond The Silences

Friday 29 September 2017 7:00 PM

Samara Linton

Black Women on Eating Disorders, Body Image & Thinness

Friday 18 August 2017 7:00 AM

Louisa Adjoa Parker

What It's Really Like Living With Anxiety

Tuesday 15 August 2017 8:00 AM