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Mental Health & Wellbeing Events


Online activism in the LGBTQ+


Mitali Dargani - Impostor Syndrome- Apne project

  • Date, Time, Platform: Friday 24th July, 6 PM 2020


Panel Discussion on Colourism 

  • Date, Time, Platform: Monday 27th July 2020

  • Description: TBC


The sister of racism, colourism. How do we create future where our children won’t be judged by colour of their skin? 

  • Date: 27th July 2020

  • Description: This issue affects not only today but our children of the future. During the panel discussion we aim to discuss the effects of colourism on body image, self-worth/esteem from those leading the conversation and how we can learn. Panellists include Seema Hari, Sheerah Ravindren, Dr. Tina Mistry

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  • Social media handles for partners and collaborators: @seemahari @sheerahr @brownpsychologist


Traditional South Asian Sufi Music Performance

  • Date: 30th July 2020

  • Time: 3pm

Description: Singers of South Asian heritage, mainly from the UK, but also from different parts of the world. We are trying to secure singers of South Asian heritage from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, USA, Canada and Malaysia.  It will be an international South Asian sufi music extravaganza!! Watch the space!!!


Chai and Reset with Mira

  • Date: every Wednesday from Friday 31st July 2020

  • Time: 8:30 am till 9:00 am,

  • Platform: Instagram live @miramanek

  • Description: Start your day right! Unwind, detox and cleanse. Mira Menak walks you through yoga and breathing exercises, a little piece of calm before you take on the world! 

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  • Social media handles partners and collaborators: @chairbymira @miramenak


Heritage, Identity & Influence in Mental Health (Sarwat Tasneem, Saiqa Naz and others).

  • Date: Thursday 30th July 2020

  • Time: 6 - 7pm 

  • Platform: 

  • Description: Discussing the intersections of gender, belief and culture in South Asian Wellbeing. Host Sarwat Tasneem: Behavioural Change Practitioner, Founder 14Consulting

  • To join the webinar please email:

  • Social media handles of partners and collaborators: 

  • Monty Panesar: Ex England Cricketer @MontyPanesar

  • Saiqa Naz:  BABCP chair & CBT Therapist  @saiqa_naz

  • Harpreet Butoy: Wellbeing Champion Natwest  (not on twitter)

  • Neela Heera: Founder Cysters, TEDx Speaker   @neelamheera

  • Kamran Ahmed: Psychiatrist & writer for the Guardian   @Dockamran


 Alex Raja in Conversation with Rita, Co-founder of Club Kali 

  • Date: Saturday 1st Aug 2020

  • Time: 6pm

  • Platform: Youtube

  • Description: As we celebrate the 25th anniversary of this institutional organisation, Ruby sits with Rita to speak on all things Club Kali, changes in the community, importance of safe spaces and what the future looks like for the LGBTQ+ community.

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Time to Heal – Panel by Ruthless


The Trauma and healing panel discussion - South Asian community has been in fight or flight mode for over 400 years, effects of this ripple through generations. For over 70 years South Asians have been in mourning, it's time to start conversations about healing, community cohesion and unity. 

  • Date: 2nd August 2020

  • Time: 6pm

  • Description: Panellist include Binita Kane, Shuranjeet Singh, Sangeeta Pillai, and Nishma Jethwa

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Social media handles for partners and collaborators: @Shuranjeet @Taraki @ soulsutras @rightscollective


I am ME


Poetry Through the Eyes of South Asian Communities


Panel Discussion with Jane Chelliah: ‘Being a South Asian Mother in the Diaspora’


  • Date: Friday 7th August 2020

  • Time:  5pm.

  • Platform: Zoom

  • Description: How do you mother as a South Asian in a Western setting? Are you trying to straddle two cultures? A panel of mothers with diverse experiences will be discussing mothering in an abusive household, mothering in widowhood and mothering a mixed raced child.

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  • Social media handles of partners and collaborators: @ambitiousmamas 

  • Registration Info: Tickets available via Eventbrite:


The life of a South Asian Midlifer – Panel with Jane Chelliah PANEL #2

  • Date: 8th August 2020

  • Time: 5pm.

  • Platform: Zoom

  • Description: Does the South Asian culture recognise midlife as a phase of hope and new beginnings or are we expected to grow old gracefully? The panellists will be discussing their experience of midlife living against the cultural traditions that we were brought up in on what to expect in middle age. Is it time to write a new narrative?

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  • Social media handles of partners and collaborators: ambitiousmamas 


Kushti and the healing powers of mud

  • Date: Friday 14th August 2020

  • Time: 5pm

  • Platform: IG and YouTube link tbc

  • Description: Hrishikesh Pawar introduces Kushti a traditional form of wrestling

  • Social media handles twitter: @hrishikeshpawar


Challenging Colourism and Western Beauty Standards Workshop 1


Exploring Queer South Asian Heritage Through Zine-Making by Gaysi Family


Challenging Colourism and Western Beauty Standards Workshop 2

  • Date: Wednesday 12th August 2020

  • Time: 3-4:30pm

  • Platform: Zoom

  • Description: Workshop on colourism and beauty standards within the South Asian community with Samihah Mudabbir. Session 2 will allow participants to read out poems, creative pieces and conclude with engaging conversation, with important feedback from Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan.

  • Social media handles of partners and collaborators: 

  • Registration info: Tickets via Eventbrite: Eventbrite   Zoom

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