Racial inequality & injustice and mental health
The recent guilty verdict of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd is an important and welcome step. However, the impact of the tragic events that led up to this trial go well beyond the conclusion of court proceedings. There is still a lot more work to be done particularly around racial injustice, xenophobia, discrimination and inequality across many communities here in the UK and beyond. Many are left feeling powerless, attacked, misunderstood and unheard, which all have serious and long-term implications on mental health.
I am a counsellor and psychotherapist from a diverse background myself. My goal is to support and promote the mental health of all clients, offering them a safe space to be heard and understood.
We all come from different walks of life in terms of belief, geography, age, gender, sexuality and race. But we all have one thing in common - and it is important - a voice. Many times, many of us feel dismissed, unseen, and unheard. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Every person has the right to thrive rather than just survive.
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