In June 2019, then Prime Minister Theresa May announced measures to urgently overhaul mental health laws in a bid to end mental health inequalities. This followed a review of the Mental Health Act and a meeting with mental health and community leaders in Downing Street. Evidence shows that black people are currently far more likely to be detained under the Mental Health Act than white people.
Jacqui Dyer MBE was one of the mental health leaders summoned to Downing Street to discuss the issue. In this video she joins in discussion with Dr Geraldine Strathdee, Maria Kane, Leo Downer and the audience at the Minority Mental Health conference on “Ending Discrimination in Mental Health: Turning the Crisis Tap Off”.
Thursday 17th October 2019-De Vere Canary Wharf, No. 1 Westferry Circus, London, E14 4HD
Intersectionality: Challenges, Solutions & Resolutions
The challenge is to find innovative solutions and resolution mechanisms that can work inside an organisation, addressing the discriminations, bad behaviours and disparities while responding promptly to the victims, in ways that are proportionate and, where practical, restorative.
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