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.

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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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The business of sustaining wellbeing from a Black perspective

The business of sustaining wellbeing from a Black perspective

Last weekend, I attended my first group gathering of counselling and psychotherapy students run by BAATN – The Black, African and Asian Therapy Network. I have been to similar sessions with cohorts at my place of study run by Eugene Ellis, but I was interested to know more about other Black and Asian students and keen to touch base with like-minded journeywomen and men.

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