A Department of Health commissioned literature review on people with mental health problems and housing's failure to make any reference to race, or the body of evidence which shows that the social and economic exclusion faced by ethnic minority groups makes them more vulnerable to becoming homeless,... Read more..
The call for an outright ban on the use of Taser against patients detained on locked psychiatric wards by the former minister for mental health the Rt. Hon Norman Lamb MPs in support of BMH UK's campaign, during the House of Commons debate on the Policing and Crime Bill, has placed this largely hidden... Read more..
By Ruth Dayspring While data from the National Police Chief Councils (NPCC) shows a welcome fall in the use of police custody for those picked up by officers in need of mental health care, concern still remains at the routine use of police vehicles to transport vulnerable people to hospital, and... Read more..
By Zephaniah Samuels New data showing Mental Health Act detentions have shot up by almost 10% in the last 12 months, with people from the UK's African Caribbean communities continuing to be over represented in these figures, even though there aren't high rates of mental illness amongst this group,... 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.