By Ruth Dayspring
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has published an update on its investigation into the tragic death of father of two Leon Briggs, who lost his life in November 2013 after being restrained by police officers while in crisis and in urgent need of mental health... 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 Samuels With people from the UK's African Caribbean communities who come in contact with mental health services more likely to be given a diagnosis of severe mental illness, even though there isn't a higher prevalence for mental illness among this group, new research from Oxford University... Read more..
By Zephaniah Samuels 16 years after the tragic death of David Bennett, which led to the seminal David Bennett Inquiry report calling for an end to the use of prone restraint, a new DH publication setting out a commitment to phase out this potentially lethal practice in mental health settings has... 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.