By Zephaniah Samuels Significant sections of the Capital's community have voiced shock at the news that London's oldest black led mental health service, Family Health Isis, has been told that support for their often life saving work will be significantly cut at a time at a time when detention rates... Read more..
By Staff writer Prior to the close of parliament the minister Norman Lamb MP, wrote to the Metropolitan Police lead for mental health Cmmdr Christine Jones following a meeting with BMH UK's director Matilda MacAttram, about the concerns she has been raising for the past two years over the disturbing... Read more..
By staff writer The inquest into the death of father-of-three Kingsley Burrell Brown began this week with jurors hearing how the 29-year-old, who had no history of mental illness, was detained under the Mental Health Act after he called the police for help, and how officers reportedly 'injected... Read more..
The Home Affairs Committee report on policing and mental health has said that the Mental Health Act 1983 should be amended so that police cells are no longer stated as a place of safety for those detained under section 136, in line with BMH UK demands set out in their submission to this... Read more..
By Zephaniah Samuels16-2-09 A new report by the Prison Reform Trust has revealed that thousands of people in need of mental health care are regularly dumped into the prison system with catastrophic results.