The Black, African and Asian Therapy Network (BAATN) has been commissioned to review the University of Bath's mental health and wellbeing support, with a particular focus on the needs of people of colour.

As part of this review, we would like to invite you to participate in an online focus group to discuss student mental health needs and identify gaps/ strengths in the current provision. We are particularly interested to hear from people of colour and those familiar with the University's wellbeing, counselling, disability and mental health services. Your involvement in the forums will, of course, be confidential.

If you would like to be part of the review and attend an online focus group, please register via one of the Eventbrite links below.

Friday 16 July 10am - 11.30am Eventbrite link to register

Monday 19 July 1.30pm - 3pm Eventbrite link to register

Thursday 29 July 3pm - 4.30pm Eventbrite link to register

Thursday 29 July 6pm - 7.30pm Eventbrite link to register

If you are unable to attend a focus group on the available dates or you would prefer to share your views via a confidential questionnaire, you can do so here.

If you are a member of staff please register here.

The focus groups will be facilitated by:

  • Rotimi Akinsete, Associate Dean of Students at the University of the Arts London (Author of This Book Could Help: The Men's Head Space Manual)
  • Karen Minikin, Trainer, Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Supervisor
  • Eugene Ellis, Founder and Director of BAATN (Author of ''The Race Conversation: an Essential Guide to Life-Changing Dialogue'')

BAATN is the UK's largest independent organisation to specialise in working psychologically, informed by an understanding of intersectionality, with people who identify as Black, African, South Asian and Caribbean. BAATN provides consultation and bespoke training to support, challenge and encourage organisations to engage proactively and consciously with the impact of racial oppression, institutional and systemic racism. For further information on our vision, mission, values and beliefs, please see our website.