About Pattigift

Pattigift Therapy is a community-focused provider of African-centred therapy and accredited courses. We have over 20 years of experience supporting individuals and communities in their journey towards healing and growth.

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Our Story

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Over the past 20 years, Pattigift Therapy has consistently addressed the difficult questions that Black communities have to deal with around their mental health. Replacing stigma with the understanding that self care is a revolutionary act for individuals and communities.

We have created spaces to not only understand the trauma of psychological oppression but to enable healing from it. We have done this with individuals, group, charities, universities and other institutions. With the support of the Association of Black Psychologists (USA) both theoretically and practically, we have been able to grapple with the thorny question of the impact of race on mental health and wellbeing.

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Our Mission

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To embed African-centred psychological thinking as the foundation for all the work we do.
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To promote self-knowledge and the potential in people, so helping to build healthier communities.
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To deliver holistic, culturally congruent psychological and physical therapies for underserved communities.
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To develop an educational centre for the delivery of African centred psychological approaches to health and wellbeing.
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To become a centre of excellence for research into the health and wellbeing of people who have experienced psychological oppression and trauma.
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Our values

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Faith: To believe with all our heart that we have the strength and potential to overcome all challenges.
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Unity: With love, we will maintain family and community cohesion.
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Purpose: To make our collective vocation the building and developing of peoples psychological and physical wellbeing.
Self Determination
Self-Determination: To develop self-sovereignty by supporting people to define and speak for themselves.
Collective Responsibility
Collective Responsibility: To be an organisational example of Ubuntu, building and maintaining our organization together and to overcome our challenges together.
Co-operation: To develop our capacity to prosper and be self-sustaining; so that we can continue to serve the community.
Creativity: To use the skills and talents we possess to leave citizens in a healthier state than we found them.

Our Team

Our team of experienced therapists and trainers are dedicated to creating a safe and welcoming space for our clients and students. We believe in the power of cultural competency and strive to provide inclusive and culturally responsive services.

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Our Founders

Founded by Rameri Moukam and NusShen Aungkhu formally known as Davy Hay in 2003, Pattigift was established due to the continued over-representation of people of African heritage in psychiatric services and the lack of culturally congruent approaches to addressing their mental health issues. We have seen a steady increase in the use of our services year on year with a much welcomed rise of self-referrals.

The founders of Pattigift have over 50 years of mental health experience in the NHS. As well as having played a prominent role at the beginning of the Black mental health movement in the 1980s. In 2016, the Association of Black Psychologists (USA) honoured them with the President’s Award for promoting and advancing Black mental health and healing internationally. And over the past twenty years has created and designed culturally grounded approaches from a Black psychological perspective. A recurring theme of their work is that African heritage people should invest much more in their self-care. Self-care is a political and revolutionary act for African heritage peoples. We have been conditioned over the generations to put our needs second to others, with terrible consequences.

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