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Race equality in mental health


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Race equality in mental health

This briefing summarises the findings and recommendations from a recent report, commissioned by the Department of Health, into race equality in mental health.

The report is based on a series of interviews with NHS and local authority leaders.

Ensuring that more people have good mental health, and more people recover, means we must focus on tackling inequalities in access and experience. Some black and minority ethnic (BME) groups, particularly people from black African and black Caribbean backgrounds, have historically experienced poorer outcomes than the rest of the population. Some groups continue to have higher rates of admission to inpatient units and greater rates of detention than the rest of the population.