Your Amazing Mind
Your Amazing Mind
Apr 26, 2021
Marginalisation and mental health feat. Khadija's story and Deputy Mayor Asher Craig
Play • 25 min

Have you been treated differently because of colour, because of clothing, because of assumptions about culture and faith?

In this episode hear Khadija's sincere and sometimes challenging experience of how she has lived through marginalisation and how she is embraces faith and culture to heal and empower her, before Councillor Asher Craig (Deputy Mayor of Bristol) is joined by host Michael, and Khadija, to talk about marginalisation and mental health.

Marginalised individuals, groups and communities, who are made to feel less important than the rest of society, experience greater rates of mental health issues. Minority ethnic groups, and in particular black people from African and Caribbean heritage, are more likely to experience serious and enduring mental health issues in the UK. Systemic racism has a huge impact on mental health. Health systems that are designed around Western/White cultures aren't always able to meet the needs of many marginalised communities. Identity, culture, faith and community can be integral in an individuals recovery, opposed to individualism and self-directed care.


For Black, Asian and Minority Ethic led support, check out charity Nilaari

UoB's support of Black Lives Matter and more information here

Resources and events from Black Lives Matter here

If you're a student at the University of Bristol you can request support here

For 24 hour support from the Samaritans: call 116 123 for free, or visit

Cllr Asher Craig - @CllrAsherCraig

Host Michael Pearson: Twitter @YAM_Pod / Insta yam_pod

An 18Sixty Production for the University of Bristol

Producer: Rowan Bishop

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