Supporting Psychology, Nursing, Counselling and Health and Social Care students to work within an anti-racist approach in your area of practice.

By Laura Hollinshead (Learning Technologist – Curriculum Development)

A diagram showing the 7 A's of Authentic Allyship - Appetite, Ask, Accept, Acknowledge, Apologise, Assume and. Action.
The 7A’s of Authentic Allyship CREDIT: Written by Yvonne Coghill and designed by Anu Obaro.

There are unfortunately disparities specifically linked to race in the field of health, mental health, psychology, higher education and social care. During a session at the Festival of Learning 2021, Michelle Brooks-Ucheaga (Lecturer in Health and Social Care) explored current thoughts and theory in relation to intersectionality with a focus on race. The session was designed to stimulate and encourage colleagues as to how the inclusion of Black and Asian clients/patients can be improved, exploring the inclusive approaches which can be implemented in practices.

A recording of the session is available to view on Panopto (click link to view in a new tab), in which Michelle, drawing on her background in health, mental health, psychology, higher education and social care, discusses…

  • Why an anti-racist approach in Health and Social Care, Psychology, Nursing and Counselling and Psychotherapy is important, and will always be important until all people are treated fairly.
  • A brief introduction to intersectionality and how it fits with race and culture.
  • How to become a BAME ally.
  • BAME – The term might be redundant in the next year or so, recognise the discomfort of the term for many people.

The session runs from the beginning until the 20 min mark in the recording.