In 1999, the National Service Framework or the NHS Plan for Mental Health in England, highlighted but did not addressed the particular needs of black and minority ethnic groups. In response to these policy imperatives, the growing political awareness and discourse around institutionalised racism, and consistent data showing adverse pathways into and through care for ethnic groups. In 2003 the…
Careif has produced a position statement on stigma. To find out more click here.
Concern to ensure compassion and empathy are core experiences in care services are now a priority following appalling scandals in care homes and hospital settings. Of course, at a time of economic austerity and threats to health and social services, caring about those in socially excluded groups seems to be less of a priority for governments, national and local. Improving the health and wellbeing of the population at large is one approach to this – that is, creating a more compassionate and caring society, within which all citizens can expect fair treatment and supportive concern when they face hard times.
This compendium is primarily designed for clinicians engaged in service delivery and development, who wish to gauge clinical effectiveness and recovery, in a balanced, culturally appropriate, ethical and respectful manner. It is designed for clinicians who perhaps are not expert in the area of outcome measurement, and who wish to be guided about the scope of instruments, and find out…
An excellent mental health promotion resource for developing local interventions and addressing the needs of black and minority ethnic communities. BME-cultures-black-minority
Proposals for reforming the service experience and service outcome of people from black and minority ethnic groups who experience mental ill health. Archived seminal policy document on black and minority ethnic communities and mental health care, here for easier access to those interested. It is now difficult to access from DH archive by a weblink. BME Inside Outside pdf
World Association of Cultural Psychiatry: 3rd World Congress on Cultural Psychiatry: Mental Capital, mental disorder, resilience and wellbeing through the life course. London: March 2012 Original paper (pdf) Photographs