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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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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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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