This year’s theme for Black History Month is Celebrating our Sisters, Saluting our Sisters, and Honouring Matriarchs of Movements. It is a landmark occasion to recognise and applaud the invaluable contributions of black women to British society, inspire future generations, and empower them.
We will be sharing videos from colleagues throughout the month as they talk about what Black History Month means to them.
Abi Oppong-Boateng, the Strategic Clinical Lead for NELFT London CAMHS, was interviewed by Diana Daniel-Dawson, Clinical Lead/Service Manager for Havering Emotional Support Team (HEST).
In the video, Abi discusses what Black History Month means to her, what barriers and challenges she’s faced, those who have inspired her, and advice she’d give to her younger self and share with the black community today.
“I do recognise the importance of having somebody there to be able to really guide you… at the moment I’m involved in a mentoring sort of scheme for minoritised groups within the psychological profession just because of my experience of hoping and wishing that I had someone there able to guide, inspire me, support me through my professional journey”.