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As a Clinical Psychologist, I am passionate about improving emotional wellness particularly for people of African ancestry. This led me to develop accessible tools to promote the best of traditional African thinking and culture for emotional wellness in constant exchange with the contemporary world. I gained the opportunity to delve even deeper when awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 2016, which led to post-fellowship funding to develop 'Know Thy Self - Adinkra Cards'. These are 50 individual symbols which represent traditional African wisdom conveniently packaged in a deck of cards as a talking therapy engagement tool, for personal development, for meditation & gaining cultural knowledge. In response to COVID-19, I opened the UK's first online African Centred emotional wellness school delivering short, accessible, & fun courses to further the community of African descent integrating emotional wellness skills into their everyday life
In the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd by law enforcement agencies employed to protect lives – and countless other deaths both before and after that – we all...
Watch clinical psychologist Erica McInnis talk about her Churchill Fellowship researching African psychology and its benefits for mental health and wellbeing, and the...
Dr Erica McInnis, an African-centred Chartered Clinical Psychologist from Stockport, recently returned from a month-long trip to Washington D.C., USA, where she...