Mental Health in the Black Community

Mental Health in the Black Community

Onyeka Michelle Akpata reads her speech Mental health in the black community, on how mental health largely affects the black community but is rarely openly discussed.

Onyeka is a member of our Young Leaders programme. The Almeida Young Leaders is a scheme giving young people with something vital to say the tools and platform to do so. Each young leader has been mentored by a writer and director to develop their ideas, structuring a speech and skills in public speaking.

 

About Onyeka:

Onyeka is a 21 year old Law student from London who is of Nigerian descent, and also a lifestyle and self-development blogger. She has a strong passion for humanitarian work and finding ways that she can improve the lives of others in the world. Onyeka is the founder of Excel Women of Colour. ExcelWOC is an organisation which aims to empower, unite and elevate women of colour so that they are able to reach their potential with a strong focus on mental health and wellbeing. 


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