Many students who suffer from mental health problems haven’t been diagnosed yet, so I decided to use the power of social media and its influencers to tap into such a sensitive topic. This is why on the 18TH of April we are hosting a speaker which comes in the form of Keith Dube, he is a part of an award-winning podcast #3ShotsOfTequila & the founder of Avocado, a podcast & content powerhouse but it’s his work with the BBC which pushed me to book him to speak on mental health. The reason is that people from black and minority ethnic groups living in the UK are more likely to be diagnosed with mental health problems, the only way we would get students from the BAME community to speak on such a sensitive matter is to have someone they will be able to relate to. The event will give students and staff the opportunity to ask Keith questions, covering the impact of social media on people’s perceptions of mental health, the role of religion in helping or hindering people seeking help and if there is bias in medical diagnoses of mental health. Also, the impact parents from ethnic backgrounds help or hinder mental health.
Nana - VP Services and Communication