Support for Punjabi students

Online support spaces and workshops for Punjabi students.

Take part in support spaces and workshops with other Punjabi students, led by an experienced facilitator, for mutual support, discussion and strategies to support your wellbeing.

We are offering the following support for Punjabi students:

  • A general discussion space for all Punjabi students
  • A specialised discussion space for LGBTQ+ students
  • Workshops to develop skills and knowledge on specific topics.

It is delivered by Taraki, an organisation working with Punjabi communities to reshape approaches to mental health through awareness, education, social support and research.

What happens in the discussion spaces?

This support space is designed to be culturally safe - to recognise and centre Punjabi communities and experiences while also valuing you as an individual. Each discussion session will be led by an experienced facilitator who identifies as Punjabi.

There will be around 6-10 students taking part in each session. Each session will cover a unique topic, but the sessions may include facilitated group discussion and guided group activities.

The facilitator will create a space for you and the other participants to discuss your wellbeing, share the challenges that you’re facing, and support each other with strategies and resources to help face those challenges.

The session is a confidential space where people can speak without fear of judgement and stigmatisation.

What happens in the workshops?

The online, interactive workshops are designed to help Punjabi-identifying students to develop self-support tools whilst learning about well-being in a culturally safe way.

The aim of the workshops is to support you to increase self-awareness, cultivate self-compassion and self-care.

Each workshop will focus on a specific topic, such as relationships, and will be led by an experienced facilitator and mental health professional who identifies as Punjabi.

How to sign up

You can sign up for these sessions on Taraki’s Eventbrite page.

Once you have signed up you will be sent several reminders and a Zoom link which will be used for the sessions.

If the session is over-subscribed you will be placed on a waiting list and will automatically be added if others drop out.