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Barriers to access

This guide will look at the importance of language when supporting young Black men in crisis. We also examine why young Black men may not access mental health services the same way as others do.

This learning guide was created in partnership with 42nd Street’s Jet42 group to explore the experiences of young Black men accessing crisis support.

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Average completion time: 15 minutes

What you will learn

By the end of this guide you will have:

An understanding of the importance of language when supporting young Black men in crisis

Examined in more depth, reasons for the reluctance of young Black men to reach out for mental health support

Sections in this guide:

  • The use of language

    This video focuses on the impact of language on young Black men's experience accessing crisis care and the different phrases commonly used by young Black men in crisis.
  • Experience of accessing mental health support

    This video focuses on the experiences of young Black men when they access mental health support and sheds light on some of the reasons why they might be hesitant to access services or be open when you meet them.