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Race equality groups seek big changes to the mental health act to end stereotyping and over-medication | David Hencke

12.7.18

Race equality groups seek big changes to the mental health act to end stereotyping and over-medication | David Hencke: A submission from Race on the Agenda and the Race Equality Foundation to the review by Sir Simon Wesseley, set up by Theresa May to look into why so many black Afro Caribbean people were being detained in mental hospitals and the need for changes to the Act. It also comes against a disturbing background of deaths in police custody.

The submission has been backed by the Runnymede Trust;Patrick Vernon OBE, Chair of the Labour Party’s Race Equality Advisory Group, writer Amy Kenyon and Professor Rachel Tribe, of the School of Psychology at the University of East London among others.


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