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
In 2021 we are hosting two free Members' webinars to celebrate Black History Month. We also produced a special podcast episode. Click the links below to find out more (including registering for upcoming webinars):
- 7 October - webinar - Black History Month: Tackling racism in the workplace
- 12 October - podcast - A patient's perspective of mental health: is it because I am Black?
- 28 October - webinar - Black History Month: Popular Culture, Racism and Mental Health
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