Government committee concludes 'parity of esteem' between mental and physical health very difficult to achieve

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Improving_Access_to_Mental_Health_Services_-_House_of_Commons_Sept_16A new report by the House of Commons Select Committee has concluded that while the Government has a "laudable ambition" to improve these services, they are sceptical it is affordable or achievable without compromising other services. Community activist say that the omission of any inclusion of evidence from even one a black led agency in this report, in light of the continuing disproportionate detention rates of people from the UK's African Caribbean communities, who are subject to the most coercive and costly treatment when in this system, raises serious concerns.

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