Why attachment matters – Attachment, Racism and the Impact on Relationships (HYBRID)

October 7, 2023, 10:00 am

People from Black and Minority Ethnic communities and their families are too often on the edge of services that could offer support. When services are accessed, there can be a lack of understanding of societal power and racism leading to their voices not being heard and continued ‘othering’.

Scottish Attachment in Action (SAIA) has secured funding from the Robertson Trust to work with people from Black and Minority Ethnic communities to explore attachment, racism and the impact on relationships.

We are running a series of courses that begin with an explanation of what attachment is and how racism works. 

This hybrid course is open to adults from Black and Minority Ethnic communities. Joining the course in this way requires attendance at both Parts 1 & 2, see below.

Workshops will explore:-

  • what attachment relationships mean to them;
  • how attachment relationships are affected by societal power and racism;
  • the implications for their relationships with others (e.g. families, communities, service providers);
  • the implications for their relationships with themselves;
  • how they can use their voices to influence services and better support their own lives, their families’ lives and their communities.


Please note, that you must be able to speak English as the online sessions don’t really work with using translators. There is also an in person course coming up in November in Glasgow and you can find out more here.


Part 1

When: Saturday 7th October in-person (10.00am – 4.00pm)
Where: Aberdeen city centre – venue to be confirmed

Part 2

When: Thursdays, 19th & 26th October and 2nd November 2023
Where: On-line via Zoom (6.00pm – 8.00pm)


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