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PhD studentship application workshops

In collaboration with LISS DTP and Queen Mary University of London, the BiPP Network Hosted a PhD Application Workshop aiming to equip individuals from racialised communities with practical skills for applying to PhD studentships in psychiatry and psychology. The event attendance included 31 in-person and 52 virtual attendees, totalling 83 participants.

Race and psychiatry and psychology: From research to transformative actino

The virtual lecture series on ‘Race in psychiatry and psychology: From research to transformative action’ aimed to advocate for a decolonized approach to psychiatry and psychology, emphasizing the importance of discussing and researching race within these fields. The series attracted 242 attendees, consisting of both students and professionals, and included impactful presentations by notable speakers Hari Sewell, Dr. Dwight Turner, Dr. Shubulade Smith CBE, and Professor Binna Kandola OBE.

DEdPsy Reflective Practice Event

In collaboration with Trainee Educational Psychologists’ Initiative for Cultural Change (TEPICC), the BiPP Network hosted 3 virtual reflective practice sessions facilitated by trainee or qualified Educational Psychologists targeting Doctorate in Educational Psychology applicants from racially minoritized backgrounds scheduled for interviews between January and March 2021. The initiative aimed to foster connections among aspiring Educational Psychologists from racially minoritized backgrounds; to equip Doctorate in Educational Psychology applicants with the ability to reflect upon their clinical, research, professional, and personal experiences; and to provide a space for sharing strategies and techniques for managing interview anxiety.

Roundtable Discussion Event

Our virtual roundtable explored the barriers to academic careers in Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience for racialised minority groups.

Racial trauma and wellbeing event

The BiPP hosted "Racial Trauma and Wellbeing" virtual event, provided a platform dedicated to supporting and standing in solidarity with prospective and registered mental health practitioners of Black African and Caribbean origin, descent, or heritage. The event’s primary objectives were to raise awareness about the mental health impacts stemming from exposure to traumatic racial incidents, to engage in discussions regarding models, theories, and approaches to race-based trauma (or racial trauma). The event was facilitated by Dr. Roberta Babb and Dr. Deanne Bell.

2022 Mental health conference

A conference hosted by The BiPP Network to connect professionals, researchers, and service users and to discuss supporting mental health in racialised minority groups amid COVID-19. The event fostered discussions and networking opportunities among 58 mental health practitioners, researchers, and students.

In conversation with Black professors in mental health conference

The BiPP hosted virtual event, "KCL x BiPP In Conversation with Black Professors," aimed to illuminate the journeys and contributions of Black professors in psychology and behavioural sciences, as well as highlight their contributions to the field. Through a semi-structured Q&A session, the event sought to inspire Black students and professionals in the field to consider academic careers. Featured speakers were Professor Stephani Hatch and Professor Dawn Edge. The event attracted 229 virtual attendees and created an opportunity for meaningful dialogue and insight-sharing.

Race, racism, and mental health: Diverse models and approaches in psychiatry and psychology

The "Mini Masters Programme on Race, Racism and Mental Health: Diverse Models and Approaches to Psychiatry & Psychology'' was hosted by the BiPP Network in collaboration with the Centre of Pan African Thought, hosted at King's College London. Delivered across six sessions, this masterclass series was led by four highly experienced and esteemed voices in the mental health field: Dr. Shubulade Smith, Malcolm Phillips, Rameri Makoum, and Hari Sewell. The programme attracted 108 attendees of both students and professionals within the field of psychology and psychiatry.

DClinPsy Reflective Practice Event

The BiPP Network hosted an online initiative that aims to create a supportive environment for Doctorate in Clinical Psychology applicants from Black and minority ethnic backgrounds, fostering reflection on clinical, research, professional, and personal aspects. One of the first events of its kind, the initiative also offers a platform for sharing interview anxiety management tips and techniques, while connecting aspiring Clinical Psychologists from Black and minority ethnic backgrounds.

Inaugural event

The BiPP Network hosted ‘Addressing Men’s Mental Health’ event aimed to comprehensively address the experiences and help-seeking behaviours of men from racially minoritized backgrounds in the context of mental health. The panellists included male professionals in psychiatry and psychology and lived experience users.


The BiPP Network is committed to providing valuable resources and support to our community. However, it is important to note that we are not a mental health crisis service or therapy provider. Any resources that we provide are for general information only.

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