Category Archives: Lifestyle & Health

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Diabetes UK is calling for Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Community Champions throughout Britain.

Diabetes UK the charity that campaigns on behalf of people living with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes recently  started a nationwide recruitment drive to appoint 1000, yes one thousand Community Champions from the Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community in Britain. There … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Black Mental Health UK launch Top 30 List for 2015

Human rights campaigns group Black Mental Health UK’s( BMH UK)  has launched its Top 30 list for 2015, which spotlights the leading individuals that have done  essential work to improve the way African Diaspora living the UK are treated by … Continue reading

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Type 2 diabetes soaring in black communities in Britain

The soaring rate of type 2 diabetes has been on all the major news channels i.e. tv and radio, social websites and in the newspapers. I am trying once again to be proactive as diabetes is impacting and affecting the … Continue reading

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Home Office and Black Mental health UK to hold summit on policing and mental health

The Home Office is working with Black Mental Health UK (BMH UK) on preparations for a policing and mental health summit. The event, which will take place on the 23 October at Central Westminster Hall, aims to:

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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‘They don’t want us here!’

The writer has kept diaries on his experiences while living under Bromford Housing Association. What could only be described as a slow psychological hanging where each day he was subjected to harassment, which finally led to an arson attempt on … Continue reading

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Historic parliamentary debate on black deaths in custody on Monday 2 December 2013

Charles Walker MP Member of Parliament for Broxbourne has tabled a debate on ‘detention and black deaths in custody’, which is due to take place the House of Commons on Monday 2nd December 2013.

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Shock at RSM’s move to axe BME Health Committee without consultation

News that the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) have axed the Black and Ethnic Minority (BEM) Health Committee without sufficient consultation of its membership and the wishes of the current committee has been met with shock from across the community.

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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 … Continue reading

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Diabetes UK Volunteer wins funding to help newly diagnosed

A Community Champion for Diabetes UK in the Midlands has won funding to run a pilot six week course to help those newly diagnosed with diabetes.

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Hindus ask probe into cancer research deaths in India

Hindus have questioned and urged a through probe into the ethical standards behind two major cancer studies on mostly poor women in India in which over 79 reportedly died.

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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 … Continue reading

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Skin colour Apartheid continues in South Africa as skin bleaching soars

While political Apartheid ended in South Africa over 18 years ago the legacy of slavery and European colonialism has left an ugly stain of extreme low self esteem amongst South Africans, where according to a recent study by the University … Continue reading

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