Strategy and Innovation Director
"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)
Yannick is currently completing an MSc in Applied Neuropsychology at University of Bristol, where he previously graduated with a BSc in Experimental Psychology. Yannick’s lived experience with mental ill-health during his undergraduate degree sparked an interest and resolve to study the determinants and biopsychosocial correlates of mental health conditions in the Black community. Yannick’s professional background involves work across various parts of the mental health sector such as acute adult mental health, Psychiatric Intensive Care Units (PICU), rehabilitation/step-down and later life wards, child-centered play therapy and Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) mentoring. Equipped with a passion for Cultural Neuropsychology, Yannick is working towards improving the quality and accuracy of cognitive assessment across diverse populations in both clinical and research settings. Yannick is also the Founding Director of Black People Talk (BPT); an initiative he co-developed with the sole purpose of supporting the mental health and wellbeing of the UK’s Black community, through psychoeducational and therapeutic peer support groups.
Yannick’s involvement within the BiPP network dovetails neatly with his dedication to address the racial inequalities within the mental health industry, namely the lack of BME representation in the psychology and psychiatry professions. His role as Strategy & Innovation Director involves executing the shared vision and strategy of the network, along with liaising with BiPP’s growing number of stakeholders. A highlight for Yannick was the “Addressing Men’s Mental Health” event, where he sat on one of the panels exploring the complexities of having mental health challenges as a Black man