BAATN Virtual Conference

BLM & Covid: sustaining self-care and action 

Saturday 25th July 2020 – 9:45 for a 10:00 start till 13.00

 (This is a BAATN members-only online event)

This is a Closed Practitioner Event

This 3hr virtual-conference is a rare opportunity to come together, share our knowledge, tell our stories, feel connected and gain mutual support and inspiration. It’s also a place to see old friends and gain new ones.

The leadership team will be presenting their personal reflections on the impact of BLM and Covid. This will be followed by break out rooms, which will give everyone an opportunity to bring their voices to the space and process together the impact of the last few months on ourselves, our communities and our clients. We will finish with a closing ritual. 

If you would like to continue processing what emerges in this morning event, there is an opportunity to attend the BAATN online event in the afternoon entitled “The impact of current world events on us and our clients” hosted by the Midlands team. Find out more here

This conference is for paid-up BAATN members of African, Asian and Caribbean heritage. You can sign up for membership here

Date: 25th July 2020
Time: 9:45 for a 10:00 start – end 13.00
Online Zoom event 
Cost: Members only £10. You can pay via credit card by signing in below.

Alternatively, you can pay via one of the methods below. Please do not send money if you are not a paid-up member of BAATN.

Bank Transfer: Sort Code 09-01-27 | Account number: 79142478 | Account Name: BAATN Ltd. Important – Please email to inform us that a payment has been made as we do not receive a notification.

Pay with your PayPal account: Please state in the note box that you are paying for the BLM & Covid event –

Comments from members

“The conference provided a rare moment of connection, recognition, powerful truth and soothing – thank you” – Patmarie

“The significance of a powerful and growing black presence within the therapy workforce. Maybe this needs to be represented within UKCP & BACP at all levels of these organisations.”

“Given the dehumanising, frustrating, and draining experience of various forms of oppression, I think it is extremely important and needed to have a conference on self-care and action, in a space that feels safe and holding. Appreciative of BAATN’s initiative on this.”Pedro

“It was an enriching experience. The people I met in the breakaway group were full of passion and energy. They were respectful and professional. I find Baatn to be an amazing and supportive organisation.”Michelle O’Neill

“We need more conferences like this more than once a year be it virtual or in person. BAATN has created a truly nourishing event that should be experienced more frequently for it’s people of colour.”

“Sharing experiences we are all impacted by was nurturing. It was useful to have so many experienced members, who were encouraging, uplifting, and inspiring to facilitating us embracing our experiences and think about ways forward. Keeping the flames of hope burning bright. The pebbles in the ocean of change matters.”

“Keep up the excellent work. Your space is much needed by those BAME therapists out there and those training to get out there.”

“I imagined this year’s BAATN conference was likely to be a casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic. But, though virtual, my soul did get that important nourishment after all. One of the few forums where I gain both spiritually and professionally. I’m very thankful for it.” – Wayne Mertins-Brown

“Loved the whole experience and being in virtual room group to speaking openly about how it is to be a person of colour and as a therapist.”


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