About us

We deliver cultural humility and unconscious bias training to mental health professionals and educators. We specialise in providing insight through self-assessment and case studies into the impact of unconscious racial bias, microaggressions and colour blindness on the lived experience of Black and other minority groups.

We are also helping to build resilience in communities who perceive racism and discrimination as detrimental to the health and wellbeing.

Vision

Our vision is that one day, cultural humility training will be a mandatory for health professionals, senior leadership team, educators and anyone working with people who are different to them.

Mission

Talking about race is normalised and no longer taboo.

Help organisations identify and mitigate against unconscious racial bias and microaggressions.

Recruit ‘Allies for Change’ who pledge to use their position or power to advocate for organisational change.

Our Team

Nadine Fontaine-Palmer PhD

KPMG Management Consultant – Behaviour Change, Change Management, MSc Behaviour Change UCL. Co-Founder of KPMG’s UK Behavioural Science Unit. Currently co-lead KPMG UK Behavioural Science Unit driving the creation of evidence-based tools to improve people-led business performance and create sustainable change. Key areas of expertise: Research-driven behavioural analysis, insights and intervention design incl. Nudge and Choice Architecture; individual and group decision making; Application of behavioural science to develop high-performing teams and optimised ways of working.

Suzanne Keys

Suzanne has 20 years’ experience working as a white counsellor in a diverse educational environment and as a trainer, supervisor and workshop facilitator. She continues to work on challenging her own internalised racism and how it impacts her daily counselling practice. She is a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, Psychotherapists and Counsellors for Social Responsibility and a friend and member of The Black, African Asian Therapy Network.

Jeffrey Roberts

A strategy and operations professional, he helps organisations to scale their impact through strategy design, operational transformation, and change implementation. With experience across a variety of sectors, primarily highly regulated industries, he currently work with social enterprises focused on urban regeneration and placemaking.

Estella Weston

Director of Family Health Isis, one of the longest existing Mental Health provision in the voluntary sector for African, and African- Caribbean in England. Estella has over 25 years’ experience working with people and their families who have long and enduring mental health challenges.

Ronald Bourne

Experienced Community Development professional with a demonstrated history of working with diverse Community and Voluntary Sector stakeholders to reduce inequalities in public policy outcomes experienced by BAME communities in London. Over 15 years’ experience successfully developing and delivering a wide range of publicly funded community development projects. Specialisms include; community engagement, leadership development and cultivating sustainable collaborations between marginalised communities and local infrastructure organisations.

Wayne Mertins-Brown

Wayne is a Psychotherapy Counsellor and Group-work Facilitator. He has spent many years working within various charities, especially focussed on the mental wellbeing and sexual health of those within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT+), community. He has significant experience in counselling Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), individuals; in particular, gay asylum seekers.

The issues we face

The negative attitudes activated during practitioner-client encounters. 

Disparities in health outcomes due to unconscious bias held by care providers, patients and clients. 

Therapists and mental health staff and volunteers not trained to work with diverse communities 

Fear of discussing racism and discrimination for fear of negative backlash. 

Black people’s signs and symptoms of depression differ to white people. 

Traditional solutions

Information-focused training interventions that do not enable long term behaviour change. 

Single learning events without follow-up or on-going support. 

Poor evaluation of interventions making it difficult to measure impact and unintended consequences. 

Lack reference to racism and discrimination.

How we are different

The Mabadiliko’s philosophy is based on a theory of change which is interactive and allows space for deep personal exploration and reflection.

Structured offerings support a journey of long-term change.

Feedback and data is gathered to evaluate our offerings and continually refine our approach.