Although psychiatrists of Indian origin were playing a vital role in clinical and academic psychiatry in U.K. until the mid-1990s, there was no professional body to provide a platform for mutual support, encouragement and share clinical expertise and experience.
In 1995, the idea to form British Indian Psychiatric Association (BIPA) arose following a visit to attend American Psychiatric Association (APA) Conference in U.S.A. group of psychiatrists notably, Dr. Babulal Chaprala (All Saints Hospital, Birmingham) and Dr. Harish Gadhvi (Claybury Hospital, London). They were inspired by how psychiatrists of Indian origin had organized themselves in the U.S. and formed Indian American Psychiatric Association under the auspices of APA.
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WE STAND AGAINST RACISM...British Indian Psychiatric Association (BIPA) and its members strongly condemn the recent incident which appears to be a hate crime targeting a Sikh student in Telford. BIPA stands along with the young person and his family and shares the pain of this physical and emotional assault. It is tragic that racial discrimination still continues to be a part of everyday British life. The damage caused by such incidents is significant and can last for a long time. As a mental health charity, we understand the role of early life experiences in shaping young minds. We are committed to working with communities and other organisations to root out the evil of racism from our midst and create a more equitable society.