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BAATN (The Black African and Asian Therapy Network)

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BAATN (The Black, African and Asian Therapy Network) are the UK’s largest independent organisation specialising in working psychologically with people who identify as Black, African, South Asian and Caribbean. They are open to other People of Colour who are affected by prejudice as a result of the colour of their skin and global white power. They work is informed by an awareness of intersectionality.

One of BAATN’s primary goals is to address the inequality of access to appropriate psychological services for Black, African, South Asian and Caribbean people. BAATN seek to influence the black empathetic approach in all their work and provide training to recognise racism and undoing the impact of racism in the therapeutic practitioner community as well as the wider public.

They provide an online directory for Black, African, South Asian, and Caribbean therapists, alongside information on how therapy works.

BAATN also offer Practitioner Spaces which are healing and learning spaces for therapists and others in the helping professions. Some of these events are specifically for those who are of Black, African, South Asian, or Caribbean heritage, while others are open to therapists of all heritages. They also run BAATN Community Spaces which are open to the public.

BAATN run a national archive page. This archives media that is relevant to issues of race in a therapeutic context, such as articles, podcasts and videos.

If you are a therapist of Black, African, Asian and Caribbean heritage or an ally working to benefit the psychological health of Black, African, Asian and Caribbean people, you can become a member of BAATN and access members only content.

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