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 Ruth Dayspring
A motion has been passed at this year's National Black Members Conference (NBMC) for this section of UNISON, the UK's largest union, to formally throw it's support behind the work of human rights campaigns group Black Mental Health UK.
By Zephaniah Samuels A BMH UK community meeting on the Harris Review into 'self-inflicted' deaths in NOMS Custody of 18-24 year olds has been hosted by Lord Harris in Westminster: Discussions with professionals from the community working across the criminal justice system, health practitioners,... Read more..
By Ruth Dayspring Black Mental Health UK's director Matilda MacAttram is among the delegates from across the Diaspora attending the official launch of the international Decade for People of African Descent at the UN Headquarters in New York presided over by H.E. Sam K. Kutesa, President of the 69th... 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.