Saturday 28th October 2023 | Online
Black Men, Trauma and Mental Health

Call for Papers and Presenters

This year, Community Trauma Conference is adopting a Black feminist, womanist and intersectional lens to shine a spotlight on Black Women, Trauma and Mental Health. 

Black women in the UK are more likely to:

  • Die from pregnancy and childbirth. 
  • Face higher rates of stillbirth and miscarriage.
  • Be diagnosed with late-stage breast cancer.
  • Experience anxiety, depression and PTSD. 
  • Not be referred to domestic abuse support services. 
  • Be failed by professionals in diagnosing eating disorders.

In the face of such disparities (and others), this year’s conference is dedicated to improving the mental health and wellbeing of Black women. 

Black girls will also be spotlighted as we have seen this year, how a young Black girl ‘ChildQ’ was horrendously treated, in part, due to adultification bias. 

Little is known about Black women, trauma and mental health in the UK. They are either absent from research or included under the focus of ‘BAME’, ‘BME’ or ‘Women’. Whatever understandings or research that have been conducted, hardly ever makes it into the mainstream.

It’s time for change. 

Calling all Black, Asian and other minoritized/racialised mental health practitioners, counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists, PhD researchers, students and trainees. 

If you are interested in sharing your good practice or research in relation to Black Women, Trauma and Mental Health, please send us a submission to present at our conference.

Submission guidelines:

Submissions may focus on, but not be limited to, the following:

How we can help Black women and girls heal from their traumatic experiences.

Therapeutic approaches and interventions that promote healing.

Collective healing in our communities.

Cultural healing practices.

Healing through music, storytelling, poetry, movement or art.

The intersection of gender and race. 

Black mixed heritage experiences.


Trans and non-binary perspectives.

Any other topic or research related to our theme of Black Women, Trauma and Mental Health 


Please include your:


Professional Role

Submission Overview (max 350 words)

All submissions to be sent via email to: [email protected]

Submission Deadline: Friday 3rd June 2022


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