Support and Inspiration Links
Links to educate, support and inspire
Manhood Academy Global
M.A.G is a community-based company with a global reach that is committed to our children’s life-changing transformation opportunities.
Their vision is Building Responsible Leaders of Tomorrow for the World of Today.
Their ‘rites of passage’ programme is a fusion of mentoring and transformational coaching encompassing:
- Transformative Master classes
- Intensive one-to-one Life Coaching and Mentoring
- A life-changing, ‘Coming of Age’ rites of passage Cultural Exchange Abroad.
The Womanhood Academy
To nurture, inspire and create a safe environment for young women to blossom.
Through creative and holistic programmes, they focus their energy on promoting social, emotional intelligence, spiritual, economic enlightenment and freedom of expression.
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) Codes of Practice for organisations that offer paid and unpaid work Training and Employment
People in Harmony
Making Mixed Race Matter
People in Harmony (PIH) is a membership organisation for mixed race people, families and couples.
They have been providing information and support for over 45 years to members, researchers, statutory bodies, and the general public.
One of their aims is to influence and improve ways in which public services such as education, health, social care, and criminal justice are delivered to them through discussion and debate, research, campaign and the arts.
Global Social Theory
Social Concepts, Thinkers and Topics
The particular 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 resources for students, teachers, academics, and others interested in social theory and wishing to understand it in global perspective.
Centre of Pan African Thought
CRITICAL THINKING AND INTELLECTUALISM
The Centre is an independent education and policy think tank that works to protect the human rights of African and African Caribbean people.
The Centre exists to help strengthen anti-discrimination policy making and support political actors with tackling the socioeconomic structures that prevent race equality.
Reflections On Being Aware and Being Free - Poems by 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 loving could be so hard, I did not know.
I did not know loving 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 goodbye 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 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 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)
A collective of young, Black British, male-identifying, creatives, who aim to take their work into new spaces and simultaneously attract new audiences into them.
Their emphasis is on fostering collaboration, exploring ideas and developing inter-disciplinary approaches.
The collective also aims to make sure young Black artists can make careers from their work. More broadly, (In)Space is a means for young Black men to have their diverse voices heard in order to foster understanding and unity in Britain today.
A form of critical resistance to the racism that once disfigured stadiums.
Established in late 2017 by Calum Jacobs, CARICOM magazine sprang from a need to see football and fan culture examined through the criminally underexplored lens of the black experience in the United Kingdom and beyond.
As a result, the publication explores the ways in which contemporary blackness, social attitudes, history and football intersect and overlap.
Youth Powered Community Leadership
BANG Edutainment is a youth-powered, community leadership organisation based in the heart of Brent. Their Vision is a world in which all young people are valued and inspired to thrive and contribute positively to their communities.
Culture and communications consultancy made up of minorities.
The Chronicle World’s Weblog is the UK’s leading independent online news magazine on Black Britain politics, history, culture.
It is “Black” in the sense that each article is thoroughly researched and written for readers in Black Britain and the African Diaspora.
Founded in 1997 by cyber-scholar Professor Thomas L Blair his articles and commentaries focus attention on Cyber Action for Social Change.
Dope Black Dads
We Heal, Inspire, Educate and Celebrate Black fathers
Why are there so few positive and constructive conversations around black fathers?
A group of black dads based in London, New York, and South Africa have come together to address this and provide a progressive discussion around the male parenting experience, discussing the highs and lows of what it means to be a black father in today’s society.
Working with Punjabi communities to reshape approaches to mental health
Taraki was founded in October 2017 by Shuranjeet Singh after his personal experiences with his mental health as a student
Taraki envisions that Punjabi communities perceive and embrace mental health as an integral facet of their lives.
Adventures in Black Europe
The Afropean is an online multimedia, multidisciplinary journal exploring the social, cultural and aesthetic interplay of black and European cultures, and the synergy of styles and ideas brought about because of this union.
New Initiatives Youth & Community Association
Rites of passage programmes for young adults
Established in 1988 their mission is to ensure that society is constantly enriched with young adults; who are proud of their rich heritage and prepared for living productive lives.
The Reach Out Project
Mentoring programme for inner-city London boys.
The Reach Out Project was founded in 2017 by friends Lillian and Michaela, to help combat the lack of social, cultural and enriching opportunities afforded to young people living in inner-city London.
The Delicate Mind
An award-winning not for profit which critically examines mental health by exploring the prisms of faith, masculinity and identity and their intersection towards mental health.
The Delicate Mind has a particular but not exclusive focus on the Muslim community with their work continually expanding into places such as prisons, youth clubs, corporates, grammar schools, educational institutions, faith institutions, and other third sector organisations.
The Muslim Counsellor and Psychotherapist Network
Online home for Muslim Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Psychiatrists and Counselling Psychologists worldwide.
MCAPN works in collaboration with other organisations to host and present national conferences, develop counselling projects, and publish books & resources on mental health, and counselling in Muslim communities.
Boloh - The Black and Asian Family Covid-19 Helpline
Barnardo’s COVID-19 helpline and webchat for those 11+
In many languages, Boloh means speak.
Barnado’s are encouraging Black and Asian children, young people and families affected by Covid-19 to speak to them: about their worries, their problems and their stresses during this time
They are available to speak on the phone or via the live webchat Mon-Fri, from 1pm to 8pm in English, Urdu or Hindi.
Between Monday and Friday, 1pm and 8pm, they will provide emotional support, advice and signposting to other organisations who can provide further help.