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Support for children from ethnic minority backgrounds

Below is a list of services to support children from ethnic minority backgrounds

Black Minds Matter

Black Minds Matter's mission is to connect Black individuals and families with free mental health services — by professional Black therapists to support their mental health. To make this happen, they want to make mental health topics more relevant and accessible for all Black people in the U.K., removing the stigma and remodelling the services to be relevant for the Black community.

Black Minds Matter website

A parent’s guide to Black Lives Matter

This guide is full of useful resources, advice and activities to help make children aware of concepts like racial inequality, prejudice and white privilege.

It contains suggestions for parents on how to start conversations with children about the Black Lives Matter movement and the causes behind it. It also provides lots of ideas on how children and families can work together to combat racial inequalities and prejudice.

The resource is split into ideas for younger children and older children, with age-appropriate suggestions for each group.

A parent's guide to Black Lives Matter website

Childline: think you understand me?

A stereotype is an assumption someone makes about you based on your race, religion, ethnicity, gender or sexuality, whether you're transgender or if you have SEND.

  • If you've been affected by stereotypes, you might:
  • experience discrimination or hate crime
  • feel like you have to hide parts of your identity or background
  • want to change how you look
  • get bullied or hurt by someone else
  • feel lonely or isolated
  • have low self esteem.

If you've been judged because of how you look it can make you feel upset, angry or powerless. But we're here to support you.

Childline Understand Me website