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Black Men on the Couch

Event date
21 January 2020 (7pm to 8.30pm)
Status
Open
Black Men on the Couch


Join us for Black Men on the Couch: Kwame Kwei-Armah in conversation with Rotimi Akinsete, the first in a series of events aiming to transform views about mental health, gender politics and race.

Despite attempts by the profession to change, there are very few Black counsellors and psychotherapists and the same is true of those who seek therapy. The aim of Black Men on the Couch is to help combat mental health stigma and to encourage all, but particularly men who identify as Black, to think about counselling and therapy. The series of events invites special guests to respond to therapeutic questions, drawing out some of the successes and challenges they have faced in their lives.

In our first event at UAL, we welcome to the couch Kwame Kwei-Armah OBE, Artistic Director of the Young Vic, Honorary Fellow and former UAL Chancellor. He will be in conversation with Rotimi Akinsete, Associate Dean of Students (Wellbeing and Inclusion).

University staff will have the opportunity to learn more about the possibilities for diversity, inclusion, empowerment and collaboration for scholarly research, while students will be able to learn and observe some of the processes of therapy and how it might be of use to them.

This event is free, but booking is essential.

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