Members of black and minority ethnic (BME) groups face barriers to mental health services because of a communication breakdown between healthcare users and providers, and cultural factors, such as an inability to accept mental health problems and stigma. Those are the key findings from a new study by Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS), run
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Mental health care providers continue to receive far smaller budget increases than hospitals, five years after ministers pledged to create “parity of esteem” between NHS mental and physical health services. The disclosure, in a new report by the King’s Fund, has sparked concern that mental health patients are receiving poorer quality care because of the
In 2013 the government made a commitment to achieving parity of esteem between physical and mental health. That commitment was followed by a pledge of £1.25 billion for child and adolescent mental health, a national strategy for adult mental health and an investment of £1 billion to support its delivery. Parity of esteem means equal
FOREWARD Local NHS clinical commissioning groups, provider trusts, local authorities and patients’ representatives across South West London make up the STP’s South West London Health and Care Partnership. The partners are: Our six Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) of: Croydon, Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth Our six Local Authorities: Croydon, Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and
Exclusive: Review of online counselling service shows black and minority ethnic children considerably more likely to access mental health support if they can remain anonymous Ethnic minority children are less likely than their white counterparts to access traditional mental health services, according to new research. A report by the Education Policy Institute, seen exclusively by The Independent, reveals BAME children are
Black and ethnic minority children account for more than a quarter of all child arrests across England and Wales — more than double proportion of BAME population as a whole Black and minority ethnic children account for more than a quarter of all child arrests across England and Wales, new figures show, raising concerns of “appalling” disproportionality in the justice system.
Ethnicity There is persistent inequality along the lines of ethnicity across most indicators of disadvantage in the UK. There is also disproportionality in the way damaging interventions such as school exclusion, being sectioned under the Mental Health Act, arrest and imprisonment are applied. Despite this we don’t know much about the nature and extent of the
Throughout the 1970s the UK’s struggling economy had an impact on all public services, including health care. Health services in London were further affected by a national restructuring of government health funding that reduced the capital’s budget (p 6). In response to this, The King’s Fund set up the London Project Executive Committee in 1979
People from black minority ethnic (BME) groups are hiding mental health issues because of cultural stigmas about the condition, it is claimed. Charities said expectations on how to behave and family honour stopped some women speaking out. Figures show white British people are accessing more help while BME women are most likely to have a
David Olusoga grew up amid racism in Britain in the 70s and 80s. Now, in a groundbreaking new book and TV series, he argues that the story of black Britons, from Afro-Roman times to the present, is key to showing the depth of their Britishness. And, while we exult in black Britons’ success in culture,