Bursaries for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) individuals who are already training at IATE but who wish to progress to an advanced training
It is well known that people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities are under-represented in the mental health professions. This is upheld by extensive evidence, researched by the Health & Social Care Information Centre. Their study showed that Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) individuals make up only 9.6 per cent of qualified clinical psychologists in England and Wales, in contrast to 13 per cent of the population (Office of National Statistics, 2018).
In light of the lack of diversity in the profession, IATE would like to offer a bursary scheme which will be open for application soon. We have started work on creating this scheme and will be taking applications from members of the BAME community by the beginning of September 2020. We wish to actively support their training with us to bring more BAME psychologists into mental health professions.