Minority Mental Health 2016 – “Ending Discrimination in Mental Health:Turning the Crisis Tap Off” in London on Thursday 13th October 2016 will address how to change from reactive responses to a proper, planned service. Different ethnic groups have different rates and experiences of mental health problems, reflecting their different cultural and socio-economic contexts and access to culturally appropriate treatments.
In general, people from black and minority ethnic groups living in the UK are:
More likely to be diagnosed with mental health problems
- More likely to be diagnosed and admitted to hospital
- More likely to experience a poor outcome from treatment more likely to disengage from mainstream mental health services, leading to social exclusion and a deterioration in their mental health.
These differences may be explained by a number of factors, including poverty and racism. They may also be because mainstream mental health services often fail to understand or provide services that are acceptable and accessible to non-white British communities and meet their particular cultural and other needs. Register your interest here www.minoritymentalhealth.co.uk and be kept up to date about future developments from this national broadcast conference on mental health services. Can’t come to London? Watch it online – LIVE and then have access to all the videos later, on demand.