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Racial Disparities in Mental Health event – 25th March 2019

This seminar brought together key players in ethnicity and mental health across statutory services, the voluntary sector and service users.

It explored how the findings and case studies from our project could be put into practice. Participants heard from experts in field, service users and carers, and practitioners doing specific work with black and minority ethnic communities.

Black and minority ethnic people experience a number of inequalities related to mental health. This ranges from particular ethnic communities having a higher risk of being detained in secure institutions, to more general difficulties for all black and minority ethnic communities in accessing appropriate care and support.

This event was part of the VCSE Health and Wellbeing Alliance project on Mental Health and Racial Disparities, Race Equality Foundation, together with the Association of Mental Health Providers and Friends, Families and Travellers, supported by NHS England.

About the project

Tracey Bignall on the findings of the literature and evidence review

Leandra Box on Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities

Jabeer Butt on commissioning

Fiona Hill on commissioning