At the onset of the pandemic, BWCH heard and assessed expressions/presentations of emotional and mental unwellness within racialized communities, specifically African Caribbean & Black Communities (ACB) at concerning levels like never before. This amplified our advocacy and ingenuity! BWCH was involved in the advocacy, development, implementation and clinical oversight/supervision of the African Caribbean and Black (ACB) portal on the Counselling Connect website! A city-wide mental and emotional wellness resource were you can access racially and culturally centered individual counselling and resource navigation support!
“My experience with therapy so far has been incredible. The ability to talk to another marginalized practitioner has been instrumental in me being able to connect with my healing journey more. I have one session a week over the phone for 1hr, and I cannot express how needed this service is. If I could offer such a service to all marginalized people, I would. The level of healing and therapy we need is vastly understated. It will not fix everything, but it is a good place to start.”