Black Student Support and Healing Space

Identity, Currently Offered

Join other Black students to connect, discuss, and share. Session topics are broad and can range from identifying personal goals and achievements to reflecting on collective experiences. 

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The goal of the group is to offer support and create community with other Black students at SFU. Sessions are hybrid and take place both on Zoom and in person at the SOCA Black Student Support Centre.

Upcoming Sessions

  • June 20 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm - Drop In/Open Discussion
    Black Healing Space was created for students to form community and share in a safe space where they would feel seen and heard by others with lived experience. This open discussion allows students to bring up a topic that can bring awareness and assistance to the collective group.  
  • July 18 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm - Coping with Stress and Anxiety
    Stress can cause the following: Feelings of fear, anger, sadness, worry, numbness, or frustration, along with, changes in appetite, energy, desires, and interests. Learning to cope with stress in a healthy way will help students regulate emotions and improve their overall wellbeing. Coping with stress also helps the community they care about, and those around them become more resilient. This workshop will share distress tolerance skills using Dialectic Behavioural Therapy (DBT) tools to manage stress.
  • August 1 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm – Dealing with Grief
    Navigating grief as a student can be isolating. Many students, especially Black and international students are away from their families and loves ones which makes it difficult to perform mourning rituals. This workshop with educate students about the five stages of grief and reconnect them to a community where they can participate in collective grief, which reduces isolation and provides support when needed.

How do I join?

Email to register for as many sessions as you are interested in. 


Sessions will be held bi-weekly on Fridays.

  • January 12 to April 19
Location Options
  • Hybrid: SOCA Black Student Support Centre | SUB Room 1430 (Student Union Building)
  • Zoom (Link provided after registration)

Tricia-Kay Williams is also available to Black SFU students and recent alumni for ongoing, one-to-one counselling (for a maximum of 10 sessions / per issue).

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About the Facilitator

Tricia-Kay Williams

Tricia-Kay Williams has a BA degree in Psychology from the York University in Toronto O.N. and an MA degree in Counselling Psychology at the Adler University in Vancouver B.C. Tricia has extensive experience counselling individuals and families and is skilled in treating: Trauma, Anxiety, Transitional/Career and Relational issues. She is also an active community and social services professional who worked for some years as a Residential Youth Worker. Tricia is an advocate for anti-racism that affects BIPOC individuals and consults with organizations to foster a more anti-racist approach. Tricia is the owner of a counselling practice called Metamorphose Counselling and is the host of a YouTube channel called Meta Transitions.