"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)
Idriss graduated with a BSc in Medical Sciences from the University of Bangor, during which he was elected president of the African & Caribbean Society for 2 consecutive years and was the BME representative on the Student Union Council. Idriss subsequently completed an MSc in Psychology at London Metropolitan University. Idriss currently works as a Mental Health Support Worker for individuals with learning difficulties and also celebrates his bilingualism through his work as a private English and French tutor. Recently, Idriss launched the Caribbean & African Societies Alliance (CASA), an initiative dedicated to advancing the interests of Black students within UK universities through leadership training and support to committee members of Black societies.
Idriss joined the BiPP Network as he is keen to contribute to facilitating incredible events that bring mental health professionals from BME backgrounds together. After the success of the network’s inaugural event in September 2019, Idriss identified the incredible potential of the BIPP Network. As Events & Logistics director, Idriss’ favourite event was the “Addressing Men’s Mental Health” event as through the unique contribution of the panelists made up of male BME professionals and experts by experience, the event was able to shed light on the complexity of the challenges that men from minority backgrounds with mental health health issues face. Idriss believes the BiPP Network will continue to facilitate the much needed conversations on diversity and inclusion within the fields of psychology and psychiatry and aims to ensure that future events carry on exceeding the expectations of our audience.