Pursuing racial justice in mental health investigates how health and care services in the UK can collaborate with community organisations to coproduce mental health support that best meets the needs of racialised communities.
Improving the physical health of people with severe mental illness
Blackpool is a seaside town in the North West of England with an estimated population of 140,000 people. It has a significantly smaller percentage of ethnic minority groups compared to the North West as a whole and to England and Wales. It is one of the most deprived places in England. Men and women in Blackpool
With a population of over a million people, Birmingham is the largest local authority in England. It is a highly ethnically diverse city, with over half of the population being from racialised communities and one out of four people being of South Asian heritage. Many areas in Birmingham are amongst the most deprived in the
Barnsley is an ex-mining town and has an Index of Multiple Deprivation of 30. It has a population of 243, 341, of which 3.9% are from minority ethnic communities, including Polish and Romanian people. Barnsley has one of the highest rates of self-harm for children and young people in England and suspected suicides are identified
Responding to the Chancellor’s autumn statement announcement, Andy Bell, chief executive of Centre for Mental Health, said: “Today’s autumn statement indicates that the Government is not prioritising the nation’s mental health”.
Julie Bailie reflects on how IPS has become a social movement for change over the last 20 years
Kadra explains why proposed changes to the Work Capability Assessment are likely to harm people with mental health difficulties, and what better support could look like
Ollie Vickers, a councillor in Telford and Wrekin and Co-Chair of the local Joint Health Scrutiny Committee, explains the risks faced through lack of funding for suicide prevention.
Last week’s King’s Speech, setting out the Government’s legislative programme for the year ahead, was as notable for what it didn’t say as for what it did.