By Staff writer A jury at the Kingsley Burrell preliminary inquest hearing held at Newton Street Coroners court in Birmingham this week, heard how the father-of-two had his head wrapped in a sheet before his death, after being restrained by police while detained under the Mental Health Act at... Read more..
By Zephaniah Samuels With data showing that people from the UK's African Caribbean are at least six time more likely to be detained under the Mental Health Act, even thought this group do not have higher rates of mental ill health than their white counterparts, the Care Quality Commission call for... Read more..
By Ruth Dayspring Black Mental Health UK in collaboration with Cancer Black Care have published a new study on access to cancer screening for people from the capital's African Caribbean communities living with a diagnosis of mental illness, which shows that engaging with the black voluntary sector... Read more..
The exemptions of detained patients in the new 'right to choose' in mental health care initiative pose the danger of excluding black Britons health campaigners warn, as although people from the UK's African Caribbean communities present early to their GPs for help, they are more likely to be turned away... 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.