Thriving Socially at University Welcome Workshop

Thriving Socially at University

Wellbeing workshop with Lafiya Health at the Lakeside Theatre.

Join Shomi Williams, Psychological Therapist and founder of inclusive health education African and Caribbean groups platform, Lafiya Health, in the Lakeside Theatre Studio space on Wednesday 4 October from 2pm as she delivers this exciting workshop which aims to help you thrive socially in a new environment.

Part of the Lakeside Theatre's Welcome Week programme for University of Essex students and to kick off our Black History Month celebrations in honour of Black History Month 2023’s theme of “Celebrating the Sisterhood”, we are very pleased to welcome such a prominent and engaging business owner and mental health professional to support students during this transitional period.

This event is only for University of Essex students and is free.


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About Lafiya Health

“Lafiya” loosely translates to “overall vitality/well-being” in Yoruba (Alafia) and Hausa, languages that originate in West Africa and are commonly spoken in Nigeria.

Lafiya Health was established with the intent to talk about issues that have an effect on the physical and mental health within minority communities. A lot of issues disproportionately impact minority groups, especially those with African and Caribbean ancestry, with majority of reasons being due to systematic, cultural and social influences – this platform was created to form a “hub” for education. Being a minority in Britain is a unique experience, and often, the generic lens is not quite fitting – which leaves space for exclusion. Lafiya Health aims to create informative, inclusive and relatable content to bridge the gap and create more favourable outcomes for all!