London Assembly Police and Crime Committee to look at mental health and policing

The London Assembly’s Police and Crime Committee meeting set to take place on Thursday 21 November at City Hall will look at the issue of mental health and policing in the capital, and will be taking evidence from a range of experts including Black Mental Health UK’s (BMH UK) director Matilda MacAttram.

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Shock at another service user from community’s death in police custody this week

The tragic news of the death of 39-year-old, Leon Briggs, who lost his life just hours after he was taken to Luton Police Station and detained under the Mental Health Act on this Monday caused widespread alarm at the way people from the community in need of mental health care continue to be treated.

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BMH UK launches campaign against black deaths in custody

Church leaders and health professionals have thrown their support behind human rights campaigns group Black Mental Health UK new campaign against black deaths in custody in a bid to bring an end to the over use of force and coercive practices that have resulted in a long line of fatalities that continue to hit Briton’s […]

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National Conference Policing, Mental Health & Black Briton: Coercion or Care?

Minister of State for Health Norman Lamb MP, Shadow Health Minister Andy Burnham MP, the Metropolitan Police’s lead for Mental Health Commander Christine Jones and West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner Bob Jones will be  among the speakers at the first national conference on policing and mental health organised by Black Mental Health UK(BMH UK) & the African […]

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Concerns Policing and Mental Health Commission moves mislead the community

Concerns have been raised by human rights campaigns group Black Mental Health UK that calls to the community to engage in a consultation on policing and mental health may mislead people into believing that a concerted effort is being made to improve the treatment of black mental health service users that come in contact with […]

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Met Police commission on policing and mental health slammed as a ‘cosmetic exercise’

The exclusion of any agency which has worked in the area of deaths in custody and mental health, particularly from the UK’s African Caribbean communities where the deaths rates are highest, has led to accusations that the Mets new Commission on Policing and Mental Health is nothing more than a cosmetic exercise and will not […]

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