Mental health reforms must address racial disparities in experiences of care
Many black people find their first crisis interaction with the mental health sector involves the police
The need for change to the mental healthcare and treatment of black people in the UK is widely acknowledged and long overdue – discriminatory and inequality practices still persist.
The Independent Review of the Mental Health Act made a series of recommendations to address the inequalities that exist for people from minority ethnic communities in accessing mental health treatment, their experience of care and their mental health outcomes.
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