By Ruth Dayspring The Black Father's support group has given BMH UK's director Matilda MacAttram an award in recognition of her services to the community, for her leadership of the UK's only black led human rights campaigns group that advocates at a policy level for those from the community subject... Read more..
With data showing that the life expectancy of patients living with a diagnosis of severe mental illness' is reduced by as much as 30 years, new guidance on ways to improve the physical health of this group is a step in the right direction. Experts from the UK's African Caribbean community have voiced... 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.