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Campaign Against the Mental Health Bill 2005

BLINK IS launching a lobbying campaign against the new Mental Health Bill which would give cops extra powers to medicate citizens without sectioning them

Campaigners demand race is included in new mental health reforms
LAST WEEK'S admission by Mental Health Tzar Louis Appleby that race would not be addressed in the new mental health legislation has outraged race equality and health campaigners.
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Posted: 3/28/2006

Bad Bill bites the dust
MP'S CONCERNS over the impact of the governments' Mental Health Bill on Black patients was a major factor in ministers ditching the proposals.
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Posted: 3/24/2006

Locked up forever under mental health law
THE GOVERNMENT have been forced back to the drawing board on mental health following a torrent of criticism against a proposed law, which experts fear will lead to Black people being “locked up forever.”
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Posted: 2/5/2006

Speech by Lee Jasper on mental health
LEE JASPER, chair of African and Caribbean Mental Health Commission, speaks at the One London One World conference on 7th December.
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Posted: 12/14/2005

Census reveals unprecedented levels of racism within the NHS
The findings of the first national census of mental health hospitals has revealed unprecedented levels of racism is having a devastating effect on health and the well-being of Black communities who come into contact with the service.
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Posted: 12/9/2005

Mental Health Bill panned by governments own advisory panel
A GOVERNMENT-APPOINTED Advisory Group has criticised the Department of Health’s race review of the Mental Health Bill as inadequate, saying that it will do little to reduce the current discrimination faced by black patients.
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Posted: 12/1/2005

You dont have to be mad to ignore black communities, but it helps
HEALTH OFFICIALS got carpeted over an attempt to slip through a poorly-advertised consultation with Black communities over the Mental Health Bill.
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Posted: 11/8/2005

A voice for mental health
BLACK MENTAL HEALTH service users will be facilitated to develop a ‘coherent’ voice to transform services, treatment and their recovery with the launch of the National Service User Forum at the end of the year.
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Posted: 10/14/2005

Director of mental health to lance the 'festering abscess' of institutional racism
Professor David Sallah, the UK’s first Black director for ethnic mental health services is resolute in his commitment to driving through reform despite health campaigners' fears that the Government’s handling of new Mental Health Bill will undermine his work in improving services.
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Posted: 8/19/2005

Rewrite “dangerous” Bill say campaigners
Health campaigners have called for the Mental Health Bill to be rescheduled so that statutory race-impact checks can be carried out.
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Posted: 8/9/2005

The drugs don't work
AFRICAN CARIBBEANS are being drugged-up on mental health secure wards instead of getting care to help them recover, a new report has found.
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Posted: 6/7/2005

Mental health bill “fundamentally flawed”
BLACK MENTAL health experts said the government&#39s new Mental Health Bill needed major changes to avoid discriminating against ethnic minorities.
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Posted: 5/20/2005

Funding crisis for Black mental health sector
A DAMNING REPORT the state of black and ethnic minority mental health has revealed a funding crisis for organisations trying to help sufferers.
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Posted: 4/22/2005

New NICE Guidance are a licence to kill
The new government guidelines for the management of violent behaviour on mental health wards drawn up by National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) have been slammed as profoundly inadequate and an appalling response to the Bennett Inquiry
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Posted: 2/25/2005

Government half measures on Rocky Bennett
THE SISTER of David 'Rocky' Bennett gave a cautious welcome to a government action plan responding to a public inquiry into her brothers death in the mental health system.
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Posted: 1/11/2005

More Rocky Bennett's will die under Mental Health Bill
MORE BLACK men like David 'Rocky' Bennett will die in the mental health institutions under the government's Mental Health Bill. Experts say detention and medication will increase if ministers plans become law.
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Posted: 11/30/2004

Mental Health Bill on ice after avalanche of opposition
HEALTH MINISTERS have been forced to put the breaks on a proposed mental health law after experts warned it could become a disaster amid fears of an explosion in black people detained and medicated.
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Posted: 10/25/2004

Campaign against Mental Health Bill launched
BLINK IS launching a lobbying campaign against the new Mental Health Bill which would give cops extra powers to medicate citizens without sectioning them
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Posted: 9/8/2004

Ministers trash memory of David 'Rocky' Bennett as they chose 'business as usual' for mental institutions
MENTAL HEALTH experts are furious that government ministers plan to kick into touch hard-hitting recommendations of a public inquiry into the death of a black patient
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Posted: 7/21/2004

Ministers blamed over mental health death
A MENTALLY ill patient who died after being restrained last month might still be alive today if government guidelines on restraint had been agreed, experts believe
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Posted: 6/22/2004

Rocky Bennett report sidelined as minister refuses to admit NHS is institutionally racist
HEALTH ministers have been accused of attempting to sideline the inquiry report into the death of a black man in mental health care. The accusation comes as one health minister, Rosie Winterton, refused to admit the NHS was institutionally racist
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Posted: 4/29/2004

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