Deji Maxwell

Social Media and Communications Director

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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)

Deji is a Forensic Mental Health Practitioner who works for a major UK mental health charity. He works on a specialist gangs project that involves conducting mental health assessments and interventions with young gang nominals and those believed to have gang affiliation. Deji supported the roll out of the #knifefree campaign with the Home Office and has been invited to Number 10 Downing Street to celebrate his work with young adults. Deji graduated with a BSc in Psychology and has an MSc in Clinical Psychology. Deji works within psychology building strong connections and is involved in numerous consultations with London local authorities, the government and the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime helping to influence policies on youth violence, knife crime and mental health.

Deji was invited to join BIPP through his work facilitating mental health discussions at several universities for WokeWeekly, which is an organisation that holds discussions centered on the Black community. Deji’s role as Social Media and Communications director is multifaceted, for example he was a panel member at the BiPP Network’s inaugural event and the “Addressing Men’s Mental Health” event. Deji prides himself on bringing young Black people into the field of mental health and helping provide psychoeducation to the general population. Deji is known for his mental health threads on social media and relatable testimonies. Deji hopes to continue to facilitate discussions, deliver talks via the BIPP Network and further tackle the stigma of Black men working in the mental health sector.