Black Mental Health Week

BE YOU,
BE WELL.

 

Black Mental Health Week 2023
is coming soon!

This amazing yearly event will work again to amplify the voices of Black communities and bring much-needed awareness to the historical and current effects of systemic, anti-Black racism on mental health and wellness.

Make sure to stay tuned to find out what exciting activities, events, and conversations we will be having to ensure that everyone’s voice is heard!

14 + 8 =

400 YEARS
IS LONG ENOUGH

TAIBU Community Health Centre, in partnership with the City of Toronto, hosted the inaugural Black Mental Health Day in March, 2020, citing the Toronto Black community’s demand to end 400 years of oppression and the ongoing mental health impact of persistent, systemic anti-Black racism in all settings.

Partly due to high-profile incidents of anti-Black racism in 2020, a groundswell of momentum is slowly improving awareness and strengthening the demand from communities across the globe, to improve understanding and to initiate action to end anti-Black racism and the negative mental health impact it causes where Black communities live, work and play.

This year, Tropicana Community Services and Strides Toronto join TAIBU Community Health Centre to ensure more voices are heard. Join us for Black Mental Health Week events and activities.

Stories

Stories of Black Torontonians sharing their views on Black Mental Health Day.

Liben Gebremikael,
Executive Director of TAIBU Community Health Centre

David Lewis-Peart,
educator, community worker and writer

Josette Drummond,
mother, educator and business owner

Paul Bailey,
President of Black Health Alliance

Black Mental Health Week (2022)

WHY:
400 years is long enough. Although awareness regarding racism and equity may be increasing, we’ve only just begun to do the work required to end anti-Black racism, and there’s a long way to go. It’s time to address the root cause of Black mental health issues.

WHEN:
Black Mental Health Week launches Monday March 7, 2022.

WHAT:
Register to participate! We will be holding different events during the week that will present the opportunity to learn more about the impact of anti-Black racism on Black mental health and how you can get involved to support systemic change. 

Stay tuned to our social pages and our event page for the events & activity announcements.

WHO:
Black Mental Health Week welcomes everyone in Toronto and beyond to attend these virtual events and activities.

WHERE:
We live in a virtual world due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so all events are virtual. Register to get your free ticket and log in information.

partners

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Toronto for all

Toronto For All is a public education initiative by the City of Toronto to help create a city that is free from discrimination and racism, including systemic racism. Toronto’s Confronting Anti-Black Racism (CABR) Unit released the Toronto Action Plan to Confront Anti-Black Racism.

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Tropicana Community Services

Tropicana Community Services offers culturally aware and supportive programs to those in need, including but not limited to counselling, settlement services, childcare, education, personal development, and employment services, with a predominant focus on the Caribbean, Black and African communities of Toronto

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Strides Toronto

Strides Toronto is a community-based agency that provides responsive services in partnership with individuals, families and communities to strengthen their social and emotional well-being and promote healthy development. We support children, youth and families by helping them directly with their mental health, personal and interpersonal development or connecting them to services in their community. We do Whatever It Takes to meet you where you are at.

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Black Health Alliance

Black Health Alliance is a community-led registered charity working to improve the health and well-being of Black communities in Canada. Building on our track record as an effective mobilizer and champion, we continue to grow our movement for change.

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Delta Family Resource Centre

Delta Family has provided a range of services for residents of Northwest Toronto for more than 40 years. We work with individuals and families from all backgrounds but prioritize services to Black communities; offering culturally responsive programs, services and events.  

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Women’s Health in Women’s Hands

Women's Health In Women's Hands is a Community Health Centre for racialized women living in Toronto and surrounding municipalities.

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George Hull Centre

The George Hull Centre for Children and Families is a leading children’s mental health centre in Toronto helping infants, children, youth (0-18 years) and their families achieve mental wellness.

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