Trigger warning: racial discrimination, violence, death. Reading about racism can evoke negative, uncomfortable feelings and trauma. If you've been affected by the contents of this page, remember you can always have a chat with our Keeping Well practitioners or visit our Keeping Well page.

We live in a society with racism, inequity and oppression of ethnic minorities. More recently, the media highlighted George Floyd, Sewell Report and the Euros final. We know this is barely the tip of the iceberg. 

We stand in support of our colleagues of the global majority who have been racially discriminated against. We are a diverse community with 73% of health and social care staff coming from backgrounds of the global majority. We are committed to anti-racism and supporting you, no matter your background.

Many UK organisations have also taken a stand against racism, including BPS, CQCNMC, and RCN.

note: the term global majority refers to Black, African, Asian, Brown, dual-heritage, indigenous to the global south and or, have been racialised as 'ethnic minorities' (Campbell-Stephens).

Mind: RacismMind has useful information about terms and concepts surrounding racism, such as racial gaslighting. 

It also has ways in which racism can affect your mental health, including ways racism might make you feel. 

There are ways to help you cope though, which could be in the form of therapy, peer support and/or self-help. 

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