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"All in the Mind provides a unique chance to meet the people at the cutting edge of research and developments on all aspects of the mind and brain from around the world. Please join me as we attempt to illuminate the most complex and least understood mechanism we have so far found in the Universe - the mind."
Prof. Raj Persaud
BLACK MENTAL HEALTH IN BRITAIN
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live webchat with Raj Persaud and his guests about black mental health issues.
In the late 70s research showed that African and Caribbean people suffered severe disadvantage in the mental health system. Little has changed over the last thirty years.
Black people make up nearly a third of patients in secure services they’re six times more likely than their white counterparts to be sectioned under the Mental Health Act and Black people are up to 18 times more likely to be diagnosed with schizophrenia. On top of that black patients are much more likely to be given drugs than counselling.
This week a special edition of All In The Mind comes from The Tabernacle Arts and Culture Centre in London's Notting Hill where generations of migrants from the former colonies in the West Indies settled.
Dr Raj Persaud is joined by psychiatrists, outreach workers, former patients and their families to ask why so many Black British people are still facing discrimination in the mental health system.
a former patient who has campaigned to improve work opportunities for black people who have suffered mental health problems.
Dr Mike Shooter
President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists
Professor Kamlesh Patel OBE
Head of the Government’s consultation strategy: Delivering Race Equality: A Framework for Action, National Strategic Director at the National Institute for Mental Health in England and Director of the Centre for Ethnicity and Health at the University of Central Lancashire
Dr Rosemarie Mallett
Chief Executive of the Brent Black African and Caribbean Mental Health Consortium
firstname.lastname@example.org . She is also honorary lecturer at Kings College London and Chair of the Race Forum of the British Sociological Association.
Dr Kwame McKenzie
Consultant Psychiatrist in Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust and Senior Lecturer in Cultural Psychiatry at the Royal Free UCL MedicalSchool.
Peter Scott Blackman,
Director of the Afiya Trust
National Leader of Race Equality at Rethink
Assistant Director of ISIS
83-88 Rushey Green
Tel 0208 695 1955.
Editor of Diverse Minds, part of the charity Mind
General Manager of Southside Partnership Fanon Care
Manager at the Ebony Housing Association
185 Angel Place
Tel 0208 803 2200
Mr Bakhtiar Hormoz
Director of Songhaia , established by social housing providers Presentation
a manager at Advance
author of Letting Through Light
Contact details from Action Line 0800 044 044
Men of Vision
Tel 0208 531 1441
Co-ordinator of The Mellow Campaign
153-159 Bow Road,
Tel 0208 709 5873
Runs A Better Way Ahead a personal development programme for black people
Chair of Tower Hamlets African-Caribbean Mental Health Trust
10 Bond Street
0207 247 1414.
Director of Role Players Training Consultancy
Tel 0775 365 9225
Manager of the Oremi Centre
Unit 3, Trellick House
Tel 020 964 0033.
The Nile Centre
The Centre aims to provide an alternative to hospital
105-9 Foulden Road
Tel 0207 241 3003.
New Testament Church of God
Tel 0208 888 9427
Chair Wandsworth Primary Care Trustees and Co-Director at the Centre for Mental Health Services Development England, King's College London
Dr Dele Olajide
Consultant Psychiatrist at the London Maudsley Hospital and project director of Cares of Life
Dr Aggrey Burke
Consultant Psychiatrist and senior lecturer at St George’s Medical School
Mr Chinyere Inyama
Inyama Solicitors & Co - specialists in Mental Health Law
6 Lissenden Gardens
Tel 0207 482 8863
Consultant Clinical Psychologist with Barnet, Enfield and Haringey NHS Trust
Ms Angela Linton Abulu
The Black Women’s Mental Health Project
Black Women’s Mental Health Services
Unit 27 Park Royal Road
Tel 0208 961 6324
Mental Health Foundation
Department of Health
BBCi Health - Mental Health
Reith Lectures 2003: The Emerging Mind
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