Bounce Black takes a psychological ‘safety first’ approach to personal and professional development.
Founded by Nikki Adebiyi — an advocate for underdogs who knows the challenge of managing both mental health and a career firsthand — the mission of Bounce Black is fourfold:
- To create a safe space for young Black people affected by mental illness and/or Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs);
- To foster a supportive and stretching network that centers and celebrates the people and achievements overlooked by popular narratives of “Black Excellence”;
- To make psychoeducation more widely accessible and culturally relevant to Black people;
- To provide a platform from which to advocate for culturally competent trauma-informed services, systems and institutions.
Through curated content and meaningful merchandise, Bounce Black aims to encourage people to break both cycles and ceilings, and leave a holistic legacy for future generations.
We also offer coaching, workshops and webinars, so get in touch to enquire about bookings.
What Bounce Black is
Bounce Black is a community of diverse yet likeminded people with lived experience of mental health struggles and trauma.
We also welcome allies in people who do not have lived experience of these issues, but have the compassion to want to learn and be supportive towards those who do.
What Bounce Black isn’t
Bounce Black is not a counselling or professional advice service. Our work is intended to supplement rather than replace a relationship with a qualified and licensed mental health or medical professional.
Please do not take our content as medical or professional advice. Always consult your health professionals before you undertake a new activity.
Our team members may be doctors and counsellors, but they are not your doctors or counsellors. Please note that they will not be able to offer you individual advice in their professional capacity.