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

 

Fathers, Wanted & Needed

Fathers, Wanted & Needed

We need the black mother and father, together again, and United; loving each other, visibly, so our children can internalise how black love looks, loves, feels, acts. Brothers & Sistahs Let’s stop tearing each other up!

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Process Groups and Inner Communities

Process Groups and Inner Communities

Group process for me is about meeting and engaging with my inner community.
Everyone in the group, including the facilitator, represents someone or something of myself, my past in the here-and-now. On the spectrum of awareness, this may be obvious, familiar, or out-my-awareness, a part I’ve safely repressed, and have yet to meet.

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BAMEStream Bereavement Support Service

BAMEStream Bereavement Support Service

Nafsiyat will provide FREE culturally competent brief emotional online support to anyone from a Black, Asian or other Minority Ethnic background experiencing bereavement and loss due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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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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