Black History Month
At the College, we celebrate Black History Month. As part of this, it's important to recognise and celebrate the diverse past, present and future of the College.
During Black History Month, we will use this page to mark the contribution of some of our Black psychiatrists to mental health services and will use the occasion to celebrate the achievements and contributions of Black people to society.
Events and activities
- 27 October: webinar - Free Members' Webinar: Black History Month: Proud to be me. My journey, my learning...
- Videos (see below): we hear from several doctors who talk about their journeys, achievements, influences and what makes them 'proud to be'
- Olufemi Talabi, a Core Psychiatric Trainee for Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
- Dr Chinwe Obinwa, a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, Clinical Director for Forensic Career Services Derbyshire Healthcare, and President of ABP-UK.
- Dr Itoro Udo, a Consultant Psychiatrist, at City Clinic & Wellness Center, London, Ontario, and an Adjunct Professor at Western University, London, Ontario
- Dr Abimbola Fadipe, Consultant old age psychiatrist, Executive Medical Director Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
- Dr Dami Ajayi, Specialty Doctor, Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust and Trainee/Blog Editor, BJPsych International
Blog posts relating to Black History Month
Celebrating Black history month 2022 – Dr Mona-Lisa Kwentoh
As part of this year's Black History Month, Lisa Kwentoh reflects on how to define her contributions to both psychiatry and society.Mona-Lisa Kwentoh
Black History Month 2022 – Reflections from RCPsych Chief Executive Paul Rees
The College’s Chief Executive, Paul Rees, speaks about the shocking discrimination his father experienced in the 1960s and 1970s and what he thinks of society now.Paul Rees MBE
Black History Month 2022: reflections from Dr Oluwatomilola Olagunju
For this year's Black History Month, Dr Oluwatomilola Olagunju gives his thoughts on the necessity of a diverse workforce within psychiatry.
Black History Month 2021: reflections from Dr Chinwe Obinwa
For Black History Month, we spoke to Dr Chinwe Obinwa, a consultant forensic psychiatrist at the Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. She spoke to us about her experience being black ...
Black History Month 2021: reflections from Demice Watson
For Black History Month, we spoke to Demice Watson, a Recovery Mental Health Practitioner from Liverpool. She spoke to us about her role and her experience of being a black ...
Interview with Samara Linton for Black History Month
Samara Linton is a junior doctor, award-winning writer and content creator. She is the co-author of Diane Abbott: The Authorised Biography and co-editor of The Colour of Madness: Exploring BAME ...Dr Samara Linton
Celutions talks on Black History Month
"Black mental health has always been important, but if there’s a time to pay it some attention – the time is now."Celine Erorh
Reflecting on Black Lives Matter and celebrating the new Association of Black Psychiatrists
Dr Mosun Fapohunda speaks of the momentous events of this year and how they have affected black people and Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities in general.Dr Mosun Fapohunda
Black History Month
Tim Ojo explains why Black History Month remains as relevant and important as ever.Dr Tim Ojo