Black services in Newcastle

A helpful list of services for Black students during your university stay in Newcastle.

We understand that wellbeing is a key component of settling in to your accommodation. Our Living Black at University research told us that finding the right food, haircare and entertainment can be difficult for students from Black backgrounds so to make you feel more at home we have provided a range of services in Newcastle, under the four pillars of wellbeing; physical, social, mental, and financial, to enable you to settle in, find your group and focus on your new course.

Andrew Nartey and Jessica Eve - Unite Students, 10,000 Black Interns 2022

Physical wellbeing


Back Home International

Afro-Caribbean food store

289 Westgate Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 6AJ

Osas Afro / Caribbean

Caribbean food store

438 Westgate Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 9BN


African food store

399 Westgate Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 6PB

Kenechi Afro/Caribbean

Afro-Caribbean food store

258 Clara St, Benwell, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 8PY


African food store

126 West Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 9QA


Tony’s Kitchen

Nigerian cuisine | Dine-in, takeaway and delivery

377 Elswick Rd, Benwell, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 8DY

Meal Castle

Afro-Caribbean cuisine | Dine-in, takeaway, delivery and UberEATS

1A Mill Ln, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 6QB

House of Jollof

Nigerian cuisine | Dine-in, takeaway, delivery, UberEATS and Deliveroo

94 - 102 Blandford St, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3BT

KK’s Caribbean Cuisine

Caribbean cuisine | Dine-in, takeaway, UberEATS and Deliveroo

4 Waterloo St, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4DP

Beauty (hair, clothing & accessories)

African Beauty Clothing & Accessories

Beauty supply store

143 Shields Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 1DN

Hair City

Beauty supply store

55 Clayton St, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5PW

Aurel Afro Caribbean Hairdresser Salon


Liddle Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 5JE

Hair by Ruth Codinha


6 Central Station, Forth St, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3NZ

Gerisel Looks Hair & Beauty


2 Brighton Grove, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 5NR

Ace of Braids


4 Waterloo St, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4DG

Barber shops

TellA Barbers

Afro barber

42A Elswick Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 6JE

Lux Styles

Afro barber

42A Elswick Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 6JE

Made in Kays

Afro barber

295a Westgate Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 6AJ

Fitness classes

Afro mix by Dance City

Adult dance class for dancehall, reggaeton, coupé-décalé and azonto

Dance City, Temple Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 4BR

Social wellbeing


Newcastle University Afro-Caribbean Society

Bringing together students of African and Caribbean heritage

Newcastle University Christian Union Society

A group of Christian students at Newcastle University

Newcastle University Islamic Society

Providing a platform for Muslim students & staff to participate in social, educational and cultural activities

Places of worship

Hillsong Church

A local church community of everyday people

Westgate Hall, Corporation St, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 5QD

Newcastle University Islamic Society Mosque

A Muslim dedicated prayer space provided by the University

King George VI Building, King’s Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU

Entertainment venues and events

Gidi Affair

Party entertainment service curating Afrobeats events

Retro bar

Nightclub offering '90s music, console gaming and cocktails in a dimly lit space with a retro vibe

14-16 Newgate St, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5RG

Howlers Newcastle

Newcastle’s only ball pit bar

28-32 Collingwood St, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1JF

LoveDough Newcastle

A Hip-Hop, R&B & Afrobeat event every Tuesday at Tup Tup Palace

Tup Tup Palace, 7 St Nicholas' St, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1RE

Livello Nightclub & Bar

Chic, contemporary cocktail bar

Lower Dean Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3JE

Jalou Bar

Late-night bar with booth seating hosting hip-hop and R&B DJs

Neville St, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5DH

Wafi Lounge

Cocktail bar with hip-hop and R&B DJs

50 Clayton St W, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4EX

Bijoux Bar

DJ line up 7 days a week with R&B Music on a Saturday night

36-38 Mosley St, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1DF

Mental wellbeing

Mental health services

Mental Health Matters (MHM)

Delivering high-quality mental health and social care services

Email: | Phone: 0191 516 3500


Online mental wellbeing community. Free, safe and anonymous support

Phone: 020 3984 9337

Healthwatch Newcastle

Mental wellbeing service search

Anxious Minds

Helping improve the mental well-being of people in the North East

Email: | Phone: 0191 262 0305

Tyneside Womens Health

Provides mental health support to women in a women-only environment

Email: | Phone: 0191 477 7898

Tyneside and Northumberland Mind

Providing local mental health services in the local area

Email: | Phone: 0191 477 4545


Provides weekly volunteer facilitated peer support groups for people living with depression, anxiety and related distress

Email: | Phone: 07719 562 617

Mental Health Concern

Provides a wide range of specialist mental health services, which are predominantly commissioned by the NHS and local authorities

Email: | Phone: 0191 222 0324

Activities and classes

Al Muntaha Tutoring

Provides free online tutoring to underprivileged students in Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and Egypt


For new and experienced knitters, crocheters and sewers to practice and enhance their skills

Heaton Food Garden

project working to rebuild the connection between people and food in an inclusive, hands-on, and eco-friendly way

Mentorship programmes

Peer mentoring

Offering Peer Mentoring to all undergraduate students entering their degree course


Newcastle Seventh-day Adventist church mentorship

Offering Peer Mentoring to all undergraduate students entering their degree course

Nesham Street, Off Westmorland Rd, Cruddas Park Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7BE

Financial wellbeing

Financial support

Cowrie-Black Heart Foundation Scholarships

Created to offer support to Black African and Caribbean heritage applicants from socio-economically challenged backgrounds

Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU | Phone: 0191 208 6000

Newcastle Student Financial Support

Help on managing your money while you're at university

Student Finance, Kings Gate, Newcastle University, NE1 7RU | Email:

Newcastle Building Society

The region’s largest building society

136 Northumberland St, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7DQ | Phone: 0345 734 4345