EVENTS

BLACK MENTAL HEALTH WEEK 2021

PAST EVENTS

Research confirms the correlation between racism and Black mental health, suggesting those who witness or become the target of anti-Black racism may experience an adverse affect on their physical and mental health.

Throughout Black Mental Health Week 2021, plan to join us for a series of presentations, hosting Toronto’s foremost experts and to join the conversation regarding the connection between anti-Black racism and mental well-being.

Vendredi 5 mars 2021

Démystifier les troubles de santé mentale au sein des communautés noires

Un atelier pour la communauté francophone

Facilitatrice:
Darling Emile, Health Promoter, French Language Services

·         Comprendre l’impact de la stigmatisation sur les personnes en détresse
·         Connaître le rôle de la culture dans l’élaboration de l’identité
·         Croyance et perception à l’égard de la santé mentale des noirs

Vendredi 5 mars 2021/ 18h à 20h
Inscription obligatoire : Evenbrite
Information : demile@taibuchc.ca/416-898-4371

March 1-5, 2021

Caring for Care-givers

Depression & anxiety disorders related to COVID-19 are expected to result from the pandemic.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is expected to surge long after the pandemic subsides. Learn how Black communities can protect themselves & their families.

Contact:
Les DanceSoeurs
info@lesdancesoeurs.com
(437) 370-3321

March 4, 2021

We Suffer to Inspire

This interactive arts workshop is intended for youth, aged 13 to 29.

The session consists of poetry, performances and interactive arts, encouraging youth to create. Join Randell Adjei, entrepreneur, speaker and spoken word practitioner, who uses his gifts to empower through entertainment. He is the founder of one of Toronto’s largest youth-led initiatives, Reaching Intelligent Souls Everywhere (R.I.S.E. Entertainment) which was honoured with the 2018 Toronto Arts Foundation’s Mayor’s Youth Arts Award.

Facilitated by:
Randell Adjei
Artivist and Edutainer, Spoken Word Practitioner, Inspirational Speaker

March 4, 2021 from 5:30 – 8:00 PM

Talking About Incarceration

A dynamic conversation about the mental health impacts of incarceration on the Black community

Join us for a dynamic event to explore the mental health impacts of incarceration on Black individuals, families and communities. A stellar panel of community leaders and performers will delve into this issue that, fuelled by anti-Black racism and other systemic injustices, disproportionately impacts our Black community.

Date and Time
Thu, March 4, 2021
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EST

March 3, 2021 5pm-7pm

La santé mentale des Noir.e.s francophones et LGBTQIA+ : reconnaissance du savoir-faire africain comme piste de solution.

À l’occasion de la Semaine de la santé mentale des Noir.e.s, FrancoQueer présente un atelier virtuel sur la santé mentale pour discuter des déterminants sociaux de la santé mentale et des défis de notre communauté noire francophone LGBTQIA+. Laurent Francis Ngoumou, chercheur sur les enjeux et défis liés aux problèmes de santé mentale des personnes noir.e.s LGBTQIA+ au Canada, partagera également des outils pour mettre sur pied des mécanismes de lutte contre les problèmes de santé mentale à l’égard de cette population. Nous parlerons ensuite du racisme systémique, des barrières psychosociales vécues par les minorités sexuelles afro-caribéennes dans leurs pays d’origines et dans leurs pays d’accueil et des différentes manières de tisser des liens au sein de la communauté noire dans des groupes de discussion.

Host:
FrancoQueer

Speaker:
Laurent Francis Ngoumou

Tuesday March 2nd

Nurturing Our Wellness

Depression & anxiety disorders related to COVID-19 are expected to result from the pandemic.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is expected to surge long after the pandemic subsides. Learn how Black communities can protect themselves & their families.

Facilitated by:
Angelique Benois, BA, MScN, Psychotherapist,
Registered Yoga Instructor,
Founder & Director, Nurturing Our Wellbeing Inc. Your Time is N.O.W.

LIVE on ZOOM from 6 – 7:00 PM.

Monday March 1, 2021

Systemic Anti-Black Racism & Equitable Access to Mental Health Support

Black communities are systemically disadvantaged from access to mental health supports.  COVID-19 has only made this situation worse. Learn about the importance of access to community supports for mental health and well-being.

LIVE on ZOOM and Facebook from 2-4:00 PM

Monday March 1, 2021

Mental Health Problems & Consequences of COVID-19

Depression & anxiety disorders related to COVID-19 are expected to result from the pandemic.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is expected to surge long after the pandemic subsides. Learn how Black communities can protect themselves & their families.

LIVE on ZOOM and Facebook from 5 – 8:00 PM.