BMH UK launch National Taser Survey for Britain’s African Caribbean communities

Human rights campaigns group  Black Mental Health UK (BMH UK) has launched a National Taser survey for black Britain, which has been circulated to over 100 black led and run agencies around the country that support or work with people from the UKs African Caribbean communities.

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BMH UK’s calls for ban of Taser against detained patients on locked psychiatric wards to be debated in parliament

Calls by human rights campaigns group, Black Mental Health UK  (BMH UK )for a ban on the use of Taser firearms against people detained on locked psychiatric wards, will be among amendments debated on the second day of report stage of the Policing and Crime Bill  in the House of Commons on Monday 13th June […]

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BMH UK position paper on State violence against black Britons presented to the United Nations

The inquiry abuse of black Briton was among the issues raised in a position paper that human rights campaigns group Black Mental Health UK (BMH UK) presented to members of the 18th session of the United Nations Working Group of Experts on people of African Descent (WGPAD), at the Palais de Nations in Switzerland.

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Jonathan Malia’s family vow to continue fight for justice on first year anniversary of his inquest verdict

The family of Jonathan Malia, a physically healthy man who tragically died after he was repeatedly restrained while detained at the privately run Cygnet Mental Health hospital in Stevenage in 2013, have vowed to continue their fight for justice on the first anniversary of his inquest which returned a verdict of ‘ natural causes’.

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Black Mental Health UK say Equalities Commission new inquiry into deaths in mental health settings must end preventable fatalities

Human rights campaigns group, Black Mental Health UK (BMH UK) has welcomed today’s announcement by the Equalities and Human Rights commission of a year- long inquiry into the non-natural deaths of adults with mental health conditions detained by thestate and say this must lead to an end in preventable fatalities.

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Alarm at armed police officers being called onto mental health wards

Tonight’s BBC Panorama programme on the Met Police’s Specialist Firearms Command Unit following a number of people who have been killed by armed officers comes at a time when human rights campaigns group Black Mental Health UK have learnt that armed police been sent to mental health wards.

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BMH UK’s director to speak at African British civil rights in regards to deaths in custody event

Black Mental Health UK’s director Matilda MacAttram will be the keynote speaker a Harrow Black History Month event entitled Challenging Narratives Of Deaths In Custody on Tuesday 26th November, 6.30-8.30pm at the Council Chamber, Harrow Civic Centre, Civic 1, Station Road, Harrow, Middx HA1 2XY.

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