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 are welcome. Guest Contributor Guidelines
Ex-psychotherapist and author Maame Blue reflects on the impact that creative writing had on her practice, and how psychotherapy has influenced her as a writer today.
Is it true that “Black men don’t do therapy?”, Somewhat provocative, but is there an element of truth?
Good mental health means that if the ice does crack, then we’ll be strong enough to swim.
I don’t like being a spokesperson or advocate for people of colour or for equality and diversity issues
Its October 2022 and black history month again. The theme this year is Time for change: Action not words. Resultantly I find myself writing and publishing blogs and articles like this one.
Considering my own knowledge and personal experience, conversations around polyamory and non-monogamy have been integrated into my client work much as any other topic a client might bring – sometimes as something they want to talk through and explore, sometimes more as contextual information about their lives.
What the construct of racial difference imposes on us is demanding and complex. Exploring themes from his most recent book, The Race Conversation: An Essential Guide to Life-Changing Dialogue, Eugene explores the various factors in our conditioning around race while...
But therapy must be a place where oppression is examined, where the focus isn’t to simply reduce distress, but to see it as a survival response to an oppressive world.
When we start to believe the negative things people say about us, it’s like giving them power over us.
BAATN welcomes the survey by the Royal College of Psychiatrists highlighting the hostile environment for GSRD identified people, particularly those of colour. This comes in the wake of the reversal by the Government on the inclusion of transgendered people in the ban...
We know from research that suppressing emotions can be detrimental for our mental health and overall wellbeing. “Suppressing your emotions, whether it’s anger, sadness, grief or frustration, can lead to physical stress on your body.