People of colour still aren’t donating their organs – this needs to change | gal-dem

On average, each day, three people die in need of an organ transplant because of a shortage of donors. This shortage is particularly significant for people of colour…

 

Read article here: People of colour still aren’t donating their organs — this needs to change| gal-dem

I’ve Never Been To Notting Hill Carnival But It Still Fills Me With Pride| HuffPost

The annual celebration has its roots in resistance, hope, and celebration; we should do our best for it to stay that way, freelance writer Samara Linton writes.

Read article here: I’ve Never Been To Notting Hill Carnival But It Still Fills Me With Pride| HuffPost

Doctors like me aren’t fooled by Boris Johnson’s £850million NHS pledge| Metro

“Yesterday, the prime minister revealed the names of the 20 hospital trusts and primary care organisations that will share an £850million cash boost to upgrade their infrastructure and equipment…”

Read article here: Doctors like me aren’t fooled by Boris  Johnson £850million NHS pledge| Metro 

As a doctor, I know how dangerous Jessica Biel’s vaccination views are| Metro

“Actress Jessica Biel is the latest A-list celebrity to come under public scrutiny after she was spotted at the California State Assembly lobbying against a public health bill that would make it harder for parents to opt out of vaccinations for their children..”

Read article here: As a doctor, I know how dangerous Jessica Biel’s vaccination views are| Metro 

The Colour of Madness| Synergi Collaborative Centre

“While we have seen an increase in the attention paid to racial disparities in mental health, for example through news reports, audits and task forces, we are only at the beginning of our journey.

The Colour of Madness is but one drop in the ocean of voices that need to be heard.”

Read blog post here: The Colour of Madness| Syngeri Collaborative Centre 

Mental health support for NHS workers is just sticking a plaster on a gaping wound | Metro

The Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock has proposed a set of measures to improve the mental health of NHS staff, including a 24-hour advice and support service.

As a junior doctor, I can’t help but wonder if these interventions are merely a plaster on top of a gaping wound.

Read article here: Mental health support for NHS workers is just sticking a plaster on a gaping wound | Metro 

“THE FUTURE OF STEM IS FILLED WITH WOMEN WHO LOOK LIKE ME” – #SHAKEUPSTEM| Fawcett Society

The proportion of women working in STEM has been increasing year on year, and this increase is even greater when we look at women from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.

Read article here: “THE FUTURE OF STEM IS FILLED WITH WOMEN WHO LOOK LIKE ME” – #SHAKEUPSTEM| Fawcett Society

My Label and Me: Being a junior doctor is both exhilarating and tedious, exciting and mundane | Metro

When I tell people I am a junior doctor, I am met by a mixture of admiration and pity. ‘Your parents must be so proud.’ ‘Have you had to give mouth to mouth?’ ‘Do you think I should see my GP about this rash?’ Yes. No. And, probably…

Read article here: My Label and Me: Being a junior doctor is both exhilarating and tedious, exciting and mundane | Metro

The realities of travelling as a black woman | The Skinny

Most of us have a love-hate relationship with Facebook’s “On This Day” feature. Sometimes, the algorithm gets it right and we find ourselves snorting with laughter during an important meeting, at others we are confronted with images of an ex we had hoped to forget. And then there are the holiday memories: clichéd yellow-red sunsets, overcrowded group selfies, and enviable carefree smiles. These are the kind of memories that tip me into endless nostalgia…

Read article here: The realities of travelling as a black woman | The Skinny

Motherhood, Migration And Mental Health: Justina Kehinde’s UMUADA | Black Ballad

UMUADA is an exploration of mental health, migration, and motherhood against the backdrop of an urban-African diasporic family. Led by a cast and creative team of Black British women, UMUADA is headlining the 2018 Play Mill Festival at the King’s Head Theatre this July, following its powerful debut at the Bunker Theatre. Black Ballad spoke to UMUADA’s award-winning writer and director, Justina Kehinde…

Read article here: Motherhood, Migration And Mental Health: Justina Kehinde’s UMUADA | Black Ballad