Support and Inspiration Links

Links to educate, support and inspire

Manhood Academy Global

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.

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The Womanhood Academy

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.

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Psychotherapy and Counselling Union

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 organisations that offer paid and unpaid work Training and Employment

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People in Harmony

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.

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Global Social Theory

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. 

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Centre of Pan African Thought

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.

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Reflections On Being Aware and Being Free

(In)Space

(In)Space

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.

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CARICOM magazine

CARICOM magazine

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.

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BANG Edutainment

BANG Edutainment

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.

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The unmistakables

The unmistakables

Culture and communications consultancy made up of minorities.

A BAME Blog with a focus on the South Asian Diaspora.

Blog

The SPEAKEASIER podcast. 

Each fortnight, guests from the world of business, culture, and the arts drop in to discuss how we make diversity everyone’s business.

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ChronicleWorld

ChronicleWorld

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.

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Dope Black Dads

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.

Link to podcast

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Taraki

Taraki

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.

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Afropean

Afropean

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.

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New Initiatives Youth & Community Association

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.

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The Reach Out Project

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.

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The Delicate Mind

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. 

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The Muslim Counsellor and Psychotherapist Network

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.

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