How does experiencing racism impact young people’s mental health and self-esteem? What does it mean to be an anti-racist school? And what are some practical steps schools can take to become anti-racist?
These are all questions we explore in our new podcast series, Talking racism and mental health in schools.
With a series of experts in mental health, education and anti-racism, we approach big topics like representation, culture and community, breaking them down into simple advice and practical steps for schools.
In this series of five podcast episodes, Cyra Neave, Senior Clinician at the Anna Freud Centre, interviews a number of experts to talk about racism and mental health in schools.
Guests on the podcast include former teacher, campaigner, author and speaker the Honourable Stuart Lawrence, and Eve Doran, researcher at Black Learning Achievement and Mental Health (BLAM).
The podcast episodes also feature the voices and experiences of teachers, including Rahi Popat from Keyham Lodge School, and Michelle Roddy and Wonu Salau from St. Bonaventure's School.
Download transcriptions for all five podcast episodes.
In our first episode, Cyra and Stuart look at why we consider racism to be a mental health issue, and the role schools can play in addressing it.
Cyra is joined by Eve and Wonu to discuss how schools can celebrate Black British culture and ensure school policies don’t discriminate against young Black people.