Prioritising and advancing the representation of Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds in psychiatry and psychology.

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"The BiPP Network's bold initiatives to offer support and to challenge racial disparities within the field are essential and deserve to be celebrated."

 

—  Dr Chenelle Taylor (Registered Forensic Psychologist)

ABOUT

The Black and Minority Ethnics in Psychiatry & Psychology (BiPP) Network is a registered non-profit organisation led by Black mental health professionals, and students in medicine, psychology and behavioural sciences related degrees who aim to prioritise and advance the representation of Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds in psychiatry and psychology.

We demonstrate our commitment to achieving this aim by hosting panel discussions, talks, presentations and workshops which address issues of racial inequalities in the mental health field, as well as providing a community for registered and prospective ethnic minority mental health professionals to acquire social, emotional, psychological and developmental support. 

Our current objectives include:

  • provide insight, guidance, and knowledge on accessing careers in psychiatry and psychology for individuals of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) background 

  • increase exposure to, learning, and discussion of cross-cultural or BME psychological theory, practice and research

  • explore various approaches to addressing racial disparities in mental health care

We also recognise and understand that BME professional and student voices in psychiatry and psychology are typically undervalued despite the incredible contributions that they make to the field. As such, we provide a platform for individuals to showcase their work via our events and activitiesblogs and news pages; or in our upcoming social media campaign.

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"The BiPP Network are a thoughtful and psychologically minded group of individuals who work hard to bring a wide range of timely, interesting and accessible learning events and reflective spaces to the African and Caribbean therapist community."

—  Dr Roberta Babb (Registered Clinical Psychologist and Registered Forensic Psychodynamic Psychotherapist)

 
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OUR TEAM

Our team is made up of highly accomplished and nationally recognised registered and prospective mental health professionals who are committed to addressing the inequalities faced by BME groups in the mental health field.

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NEWS

The BiPP Network provides all the latest updates on research, events and activities which benefit the BME community in the mental health field and beyond. 

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The BiPP Network collaborates and creates strategic partnerships with various organisations across the UK to host events which address racial inequity in psychiatry and psychology.

EVENTS

The BiPP Network holds panel discussions, talks, workshops and presentations which address BME mental health and support BME registered and prospective mental health professionals in navigating their careers.

Our events currently:

  • provide insight, guidance, and knowledge on accessing careers in the mental health professions for individuals of BME background via panel discussions, talks, presentations and/or workshops.

  • increases exposure to, learning, and discussion of cross-cultural or BME psychological theory, practice and research via panel discussions, talks, presentations and/or workshops.

  • explores various approaches to addressing racial disparities in mental health care via panel discussions, talks, presentations and/or workshops.

Find out more about our upcoming events here.

Our event calendar

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Our Events

The BiPP Network holds panel discussions, talks, workshops, and presentations which address BME mental health and support BME registered and prospective mental health professionals in navigating their careers.

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY

"The opportunity to discuss the immense difficulties that we face as a diverse group of professionals and aspiring professionals in a vastly Eurocentric field was not only inspiring, but also reassuring. The ideas and knowledge shared regarding the implications this has on the population we tend to serve have stayed with me as I carry out my clinical practice. The BiPP Network's bold initiatives to offer support and to challenge racial disparities within the field are essential and deserve to be celebrated. Thank you for including me."

 

  Dr Chenelle Taylor (Registered Forensic Psychologist)

"To those wanting and needing to understand more about the Black perspective with respect to mental health and mental health services, BiPP is the place to start. Whether you are a professional or someone who might have to use services, BiPP provides up to date understanding using experts with a diverse range of experience who are top of their game. You will be challenged. You will be enlightened. You will be able to do your job better. BiPP are professional in their approach. They are dynamic and innovative. It was a pleasure working with them.

 

  Dr Shubulade Smith CBE (Academic and Consultant Psychiatrist)

BLOG

The BIPP Network team recognise and understand that BME professionals and students voices in psychiatry and psychology are typically undervalued despite the incredible contributions that they make to the field.

We want your voice to be heard.

Read some of the latest work from members of our community here

Submit a blog

Learn more about submitting a blog to be featured on our website

Events 

 

We hold panel discussions, talks, workshops and presentations which address BME mental health and support BME registered and prospective mental health professionals in navigating their careers

Membership

 

Join part of our growing community to receive email updates on our future events and activities

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Black and Minority Ethnics in Psychiatry and Psychology Network C.I.C Limited

Company Registration Number: 12740100

England and Wales 

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info@bippnetwork.org.uk

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