The Black and Minority Ethnics in Psychiatry & Psychology Network provides a community for registered and prospective ethnic minority mental health professionals to acquire social, emotional, psychological and developmental support.
It was founded in 2019 in response to the gross underrepresentation of Black, Asian and ethnic minority professionals in psychological academic teaching and mental health practice.
We work to advance the representation of Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds in psychiatry and psychology by hosting events and activites which address and tackle racial inequalities in the mental health profession.
Watch our In Conversation with Black Professors in Mental Health online event here:
The Inaugural event invited mental health professionals and PhD students to discuss racial inequalities within health system and concerns accessing careers in psychiatry and psychology for ethnic minorities.
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, Clinial 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.
Dr Shubulade Smith CBE, Academic and Consultant Psychiatrist
The Men's Mental Health event was fantastically inspiring, well organised and clearly made great strides towards the aim of reaching out to aspiring clinicians from racially minoritised communities. Given my positive experiences, I wouldn't hesitate to work with this vital organisation again.
Dr Isaac Akande, Clinical Psychologist
The BiPP Network's mens mental health event was inspiring, I have no doubt that if someone had been suffering in silence, this event would have given them hope to seek help. Thank you BiPP for such an excellent event, let us continue encouraging young men to talk about their mental health and wellbeing.
Dr Peter Phiri, Research & Development Manager and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist