The BAATN Blog

Where therapy, the race conversation and politics meet

About This Blog & Guest Contributor Guidelines

This blog is about the psychological consequences of being a person of colour in the UK. It’s about the impact on our inner lives and our sense of identity, about the political landscape we live in that shapes public opinion and the policies that have been put in place to mitigate against the impact of racial bias.

Guest Contributors Welcome

Contributors who want to highlight particular issues, or are keen to open up debate and discussion, are welcome. Comments are also welcomed. Both contributors and commentators will sign their posts.

Guest Contributor Guidelines

 

Migrant and Asylum Seeker Mental Health UK

Migrant and Asylum Seeker Mental Health UK

Loneliness has certainly enjoyed a more mainstream understanding as a social problem over the last five years with the potential to have an incredibly negative impact upon our health. From originally being attributed mainly to older people, consideration has widened in the UK, receiving huge attention due to MP Jo Cox’s Commission on Loneliness being set up just before her tragic murder in summer 2016. ONS statistics from 2016-2017 showed 1 in 20 adults reported feeling lonely “often or always, with highest numbers reported in 16-24 year olds

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Towards widening our ethical commitment

Towards widening our ethical commitment

Susan is a member of BAATN and a practising Core Process Psychotherapist.  She is based in Birmingham having lived most of her life in South Africa.

 Azmat is a practising Core Process Psychotherapist and is serving as co-chair of their association’s ethics committee and is co-chair of UKCP’s HIPC Ethics, Diversity and Intersectionality committee. He practices in Brighton.

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Healing Voluntary Servitude and Increasing Self-Care

Healing Voluntary Servitude and Increasing Self-Care

It was never our job to take care of the slave master and his family, but once upon a time this was the enforced role on African peoples through slavery. Even though our descendants were being slaughtered, maimed and abused, we were expected to care for our abusers. We are tired and worn down by the constant struggle to emerge from historical, intergenerational and every day traumas instilled by racism and the pressure to assimilate and not be fully ourselves.

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Working as a Sex and Relationships Therapist

Working as a Sex and Relationships Therapist

Working and training as a Sex and Relationships Therapist – E4’s newest member to The Sex Clinic Author: Charlene Douglas “I’m a Sex and Relationships Counsellor” I say. ‘oh, oh okay. Erm, that’s great! “Yep…erm..definitely something that’s needed” – the familiar...

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BAATN won the nOSCARS

BAATN won the nOSCARS

Author: Eugene Ellis BAATN won the 8th nOSCARS event in the Wellbeing category The nOSCARS showcases innovation and outstanding community impacts in the sexual health sector and is dedicated to raising the profile of the people and projects that are making headway...

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Apologies and Compensations for Colonial Period

Apologies and Compensations for Colonial Period

Author: Eugene Ellis My attention was drawn, by a BAATN member, to a European Parliament resolution that was like… what? How come I never heard about this in the news? The European Parliament has approved, by a large majority, the resolution on the “Fundamental rights...

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