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Understanding our perspective

This learning guide looks at specific challenges and obstacles young Black men face in accessing mental health crisis support.

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 anxieties young Black men and practitioners have that may affect their ability to develop positive interactions.

A recognition of the unique needs of young Black men in crisis and the additional challenges this may present.

Sections in this guide:

  • What to consider?

    This video highlights some of the challenges, unique to young Black men, when they access crisis services or seek mental health support.
  • Cultural and political impacts

    This video focuses on everyday cultural and political issues, such as racism and stigma, around mental health, impacting young Black men’s mental health and their readiness to access support.
  • The need for a different approach

    This video follows on from the first video, ‘What is different?’ by providing insight into how you can meet young Black men’s needs when accessing mental health support by making some changes to our approach.