Black Minds Matter x World Mental Health Day
October 14 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Join Black Minds Matter on World Mental Health day for an intimate and uplifting evening centring Black mental health — featuring a panel talk with key community leaders, a therapist-led workshop, performances, and a signature BMM cocktail available only from October 11th-15th
This is a fundraising event to support BMM’s crucial work providing free access to mental health care for Black communities in the UK. The cost of your ticket will be donated to BMM, plus a portion of all sales of the signature BMM cocktail.
Set in our intimate and eclectic Hall, the evening will feature:
- Panel talk, featuring speakers Kelechi Okafor, Marvyn Harrison, and Nicole Crentsil
- Creative therapy-led workshop with Tasha Bailey
- Performances by spoken-word poet Kai Isiah and DJ Lil Clart, with another musical guest to be confirmed
You’ll also have the opportunity to meet and connect with BMM and learn more about the work they do supporting the Black community.
BMM aim to link as many Black individuals and families in the UK with certified, professional, Black practitioners as possible, and allow people to choose a practitioner via their website before booking in a session.
Kelechi Okafor is an award winning Black British cultural commentator. An actor, director and writer, Kelechi has multifaceted knowledge and experience in the areas of equality, anti-racism, and diversity, Black womanhood and other contemporary topics and is well known for her incisive and quick-witted observations about society and culture.
Marvyn has been listed by Forbes, HSBC and Black British Business Awards as one of the top Black Business people to watch and follow. His leadership experience as the founder and driving force behind Dope Black CIC, an educational and healing platform designed to improve the outcomes of black people, has seen him become the voice of the Black community across the UK, US, and African continent.
Nicole Crentsil is a Ghanaian-British cultural curator, entrepreneur and investor based in London. Nicole is the CEO of Black Girl Fest – a platform dedicated to Black women, girls and non-binary people. She’s also the founder of BIG SIS, a new network supporting the personal development of creative working women.
Tasha Bailey is a creative psychotherapist, facilitator, educator & content creator based in London. She works with children, teens & adults to support them in healing past trauma using metaphor & creative expression. Her platform @RealTalk.Therapist shares her knowledge of self-care and mental health and spills the tea on therapy to break down the stigma of asking for help.
London-based Kai Isiah is a poet, performer, model, visibility activist and consultant. They’ve written widely on gender, discrimination, and dysphoria, and also work to educate others on how to be better allies to trans people. Kai has been featured in campaigns for Stella McCartney, GCDS, Mugler, and more, and was named the ICA’s first poet-in-residence — using the platform to make poetry accessible to young PoC and LGBTQAI+ people.
Born and raised in South London, DJ, and broadcaster Lil C combines a potent mix of Bashment and a love of global pop music with classic R&B, Reggaeton, Afrobeats and contemporary UK rap, capturing the sound of the transatlantic diaspora. Since making her Boiler Room debut in 2017, she has graced the stages of Red Bull’s soundsystem at Notting Hill Carnival, Hackney Carnival, Afropunk, Glastonbury, Lovebox, Parklife and more.
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