Support and Inspiration Links

Links to educate, support and inspire

Psychotherapy and Counselling Union

Committed to our mission of standing up for therapists and the future of therapy.

Some of the PCU aims are:

Bring together counsellors, psychotherapists and other practitioners from every corner of the field, including trainees on an equal basis

Campaigning for true diversity and equal opportunities in the therapy world, and support individuals who are discriminated against.

PCU Leaflet

(PCU) Codes of Practice for organisastions that offer paid and unpaid work Training and Employment

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Centre for Pan African Thought

CRITICAL THINKING AND INTELLECTUALISM

A social enterprise that is building a collection of writings and videos from the leading Pan African thinkers

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Global Social Theory

Social Concepts, Thinkers and Topics

The impetus for the setting up of the site was the recent campaign organised by students in the UK asking ‘Why is my curriculum white?‘ This site is one attempt to build resources that will hopefully complement and broaden our shared conversations in this area. The site has free resource for students, teachers, academics, and others interested in social theory and wishing to understand it in global perspective.  Global Social Therapy Website

1000 women

SHARE YOUR STORY

An online campaign that champions the voice of marginalised women of colour, based in London. 1000 women was set up to tell the stories and hear the voices behind the numbers

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Reflections On Being Aware And Being Free

Poems

Two poems from Theresa Hammond

I DID NOT KNOW

I did not know the sky was blue, I did not know. I did not know the clouds, could move I did not know. I did not know the sun could dance, I did not know. I did not know the sun was there, I did not know. I did not know the trees could breathe, I did not know. I did not know the rain was so powerful, I did not know. I did not know the birds could sing or, that they sang to me I did not know. I did not know the moon could change shape, I did not know. I did not know the sea was alive, I did not know. I did not know love could be so painful, I did not know. I did not know love could be so rich, I did not know. I did not know living could be so hard, I did not know. I did not know living could be SO BEAUTIFUL, I DID NOT KNOW. I DID NOT KNOW I HAD CHOICES, I DID NOT KNOW, I KNOW NOW………………………………………………………………   ©Theresa Hammond (February 2017)

IF I COULD FLY

If, I had wings I would say good bye and fly. If, only I could fly, I would fly high up………… up into the sky. If, I could fly, I would flap my wings and fly over the clouds, mountains, sea, trees, people, people like me. If, I could fly, I would travel the world, feel the wind but never feel the cold. If, I could fly, I could see the beauty all around me, seeing that we are all different living in the same world not yours nor, mine but the divine. If, I could fly, I would feel free, free as a bird spreading my wings and sing, sing, sing. If, I could fly, I would look down, down into the sea, into the ocean, into the rain feeling your pain. If, I could fly, I would choose you, to be by my side, seeing what I see and to be my guide. If I could fly, high into the trees, just look up wave, and……………. you will see me.   © Theresa Hammond (March 2017 )

(In)Space

A space for black male creatives to display the multiplicity of our experiences, expanding the narrative around black men in the process and breaking stereotypes

 

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CARICOM

Caricom Magazine functions as a form of critical resistance to the racism that once disfigured stadiums, a space for the frustration and hurt felt by generations of black football fans, and a platform from which black creative practitioners are able to gain agency over the way they - and those they relate to - are perceived.

 

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BANG Edutainment

BANG Edutainment is a charity delivering projects for young people aged 8-25, designed to build their motivation and skills, who are living or going to school in Brent.

 

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The MANHOOD ACADEMY

The MANHOOD ACADEMY for boys is a community based company committed to offering young men between the ages of 8 - 12 years (pre-teens), 13 – 19 years (teens) and 19 - 25 years, life changing transformational workshops.

 

Their ‘rites of passage’ programme is a fusion of mentoring and transformational coaching encompassing:

Transformative workshops.
Mentoring – which includes ensuring our young leaders receive intensive one-to-one life coaching and support from volunteers and coaches.
A life changing ‘Coming of Age’ rites of passage ceremony.

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