Training bursaries for under-represented ethnicities and heritages
It is well known that people from Black, Asian, dual heritage and minority ethnic 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 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 ethnic diversity in the mental health and therapy profession, IATE are offering a training bursary, known as the Diversity Scholarship, which is open for applications now. We are taking applications from people who identify as coming from Black, Asian, dual heritage and minority ethnic groups. We wish to actively support their training with us to bring more psychotherapists and counsellors into the mental health professions from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds to address the imbalance in power, privilege and identity.
To find out more about this scheme, see below: