Resource description:

Watch our webinar where we discuss the existence of multicultural Britain over the centuries and how it lay hidden and barely visible before our modern age, due to injustices and racism towards communities deemed ‘foreign’ and / or ‘other.’

It is presented by Baffour Ababio, psychoanalytic intercultural psychotherapist at Nafsiyat Intercultural Therapy Centre, which was founded in the 1980s by a small coalition of professionals of all colours.  

He details the impact these injustices had on the mental health care of Britain’s black and ethnic minority communities, including the assumption that non-Europeans would not benefit from talking therapy.  There is also reflections on how progress is being compromised by the persistence of racism, and a discussion on how these challenges might be overcome. 

Baffour shares how Nafsiyat have challenged these assumptions and how they’ve worked through the barriers of fear and stigma to incorporate a wealth of cultural affirming practices into their unique model to inspire therapy provision and engagement across cultural and ‘racial’ borders.  

Presenter details:

Baffour Ababio grew up in Ghana, he is a psychoanalytic intercultural psychotherapist and clinical supervisor in private practice and at Nafsiyat Intercultural Therapy Centre. Baffour completed his training at University College London and the Guild of Psychotherapists and is a member of UKCP and BAPPS (British Association for Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Supervision). Alongside his clinical role Baffour developed a career in managing mental health services integrating a community-based response to support recovery from a broad range of mental health problems. With Roland Littlewood he has co-edited a volume on intercultural psychotherapy entitled ‘Ababio, B. and Littlewood, R. (eds) (2019) Intercultural Therapy: Challenges, Insights and Developments. London: Routledge.

Read time: 60 minutes
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Topic: BAME, Leadership, and Mental health crises
Audience: Everyone, Health and social care leaders, Health professionals, Parents and carers, and Social care professionals
Who is this for: Individual
Resource format: Video