The ‘Each One Teach One’ Mentoring Programme

Visiting Your Organisation

 

One of our team will be happy to visit your training organisation to give a free short presentation to students about the programme.

E-mail the mentoring team at mentoring@www.baatn.org.uk to arrange a visit.

Eugene Ellis, project lead

 

The ‘ Each One Teach One’ mentoring project aims to address the drop-out rate of Black and Asian therapists who are in training to become counsellors and psychotherapists so that they can contribute to Mental Health services in the UK.

Training to become a therapist presents significant emotional challenges and given that therapy is predominantly a ‘white profession’ help is not always at hand as a nonwhite trainee. This presents extra emotional hurdles to navigate which leads to frustration, disillusionment and then disengagement if not addressed.

The mentoring program, which has already been running for several years, gives students confidence in knowing that they can be part of, what is traditionally a white middle-class profession, and support them with the many ethical, spiritual, personal beliefs and value systems that can be overlooked when one is from a minority.

 

“I was placed with someone who was from my own specific culture and religion and I found this very helpful as they provided an empathetic ear to some of my own struggles.”

Mentee

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