MA, BSc (Hons), Reg M(BACP) Accred
Helen is a BACP Accredited Psychotherapist with a career in mental health spanning over 15 years. She currently works in private practice, specialising in working with women. She is also a clinical supervisor and MPhil/PhD student at the University of Chester.
In 2018, Helen founded BME Voices Talk Mental Health, an organisation that created platforms for Black and Minority Ethnic mental health practitioners of all disciplines to share their good practice and research. The idea for the organisation came after continually seeing the lack of Black and Minority Ethnic representation at mental health conferences, and the need for a platform where practitioners of colour could acknowledge and share what they feel is important to them and the communities they serve. The platforms created included conferences, workshops and events, including an annual trauma conference.
In 2021, Helen created the not-for-profit organisation Community Trauma Conference UK. This emerged from the previous successes with BME Voices Talk Mental Health and the annual trauma conference. The new vision is to create a bespoke conference platform for mental health practitioners, researchers and other professionals to share their best practice, research, and diversity of thought. This includes the bringing together of a diverse range of voices, covering the most relevant, timely and important mental health concerns within Black, Asian and Minoritised communities.
10:00 AM - 10:10 AM | Welcome to Community Trauma Conference UK
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‘Wanted to say as a white woman, white therapist, thank you for the inclusive feeling here, for community & platform to champion your vital work’
Trauma Conference 2019
"I enjoyed the conference as a black therapist and individual. Our communities are in need of these platforms to keep the issue of race and the "other" high on the agenda. The conference assisted my learning and validated my experience. Thank you"
Trauma Conference 2020
"Good conference, well organised and professional. Made things clinically relevant and some concrete things to take away as sometimes i find whilst i learn stuff I struggle to know how to apply what I learn in a clinical context - this conference helped with both so thank you"
Community Trauma Conference 2021
"Thank you so much for what you are doing in bringing BME therapist/Therapeutic beings together. This has made me think about my position as a therapist, how I practice and how I'm reaching (or not) the people in need in our communities"
Trauma Conference 2019
“We need more of these types of conferences every other month, it was so enriching and nourishing.
Truly a validation of great thinking from people of colour”
Trauma Conference 2021
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