Brilliant Routes: Healing Wounds

Brilliant Routes sessions are monthly events to share strategies and learnings from Black, Asian and ethnically diverse leaders.

Working within cultural contexts can be exhilarating, liberating and generative – until it's not. Many Black, Asian and ethnically diverse sector workers experience trauma through neglect, racism, bullying and abuse while labouring at the frontline of change. A recent report by the City Mental Health Alliance (CMHA) showed that up to 45% of Black, Asian and ethnically diverse people living in Britain have experienced racism at work, and this is causing widespread mental health issues. Healing Wounds will bring therapeutic and workplace specialists together to explore both personal and organisational strategies for healing and nurturing new healthy organisations.

We will be joined by Eugene Ellis and Shumela Ahmed for the first half of the session, the second half will be an opportunity to discuss topic in breakout rooms, amongst peers.

Who is this event for?

All Brilliant Routes sessions are for Black, Asian and ethnically diverse leaders only.


Payment is Pay-What-You-Decide. Suggested amount £18, minimum £5.

About the Speakers

Eugene Ellis

Eugene Ellis is an activist, writer and public speaker on issues of race, difference and intersectionality. He trained as an Integrative Arts Psychotherapist and has a particular interest in body-orientated therapies and mindfulness. He is also the founder and director of The Black, African and Asian Therapy Network (BAATN), a network of therapists committed, passionate and actively engaged in addressing the psychological needs of Black, African and South Asian people in the UK.

Eugene’s book ‘The Race Conversation: An essential guide to creating life-changing dialogue’ explores the intersection of race and trauma, the non-verbal communication of race and how to navigate oppressive patterns.

Shumela Ahmed

As Co-Founder and Managing Director of a growing social enterprise, Resilience Learning Partnership, Shumela Ahmed is a teacher and educator by trade and an activist at heart. As a real-life example of the transformation education can bring to someone's life, she has dedicated her academic and professional career to helping others realise this too. As an adult returner to education and as someone who left school at aged fourteen, she knows first-hand the power that education holds in providing the tools for those from disadvantaged backgrounds to succeed in life. As the leader of a lived experienced led organisation its Shumela’s ambition to see lived experience as the dominating force within public policy design across the UK.

As a co-author of the National Trauma Training Plan, Shumela continues to target Resilience Learning Partnership’s core activities towards enhancing the learning and development of staff across local authority, 3rd and private sector organisations. As well as being a co-author of the National Trauma Training Plan Shumela advises Scottish Government in the continued development of the National Trauma Training Programme and the implementation of Trauma Informed Practice across Scotland.

Refunds on customer cancellations

We do not offer refunds and are not able to transfer bookings to other events for bookings made and subsequently cancelled by the customer.

Postponement or cancellations By Clore Leadership

Clore Leadership reserves the right to postpone or cancel an event if necessary. This will only be under exceptional circumstances and Clore Leadership will endeavour to provide as much notice as possible. In this instance your place will either be automatically transferred to another course or a refund will be issued.