Government & Politics

House of Lords debate BMH UK’s demand for ban of Taser against detained patients on locked psychiatric wards


An amendment in support of Human rights campaigns group Back Mental Health UK’s (BMH UK) demand for an outright ban on the unethical use of Taser firearms against patients detained on locked psychiatric wards, will be among the issues debated in Day 3 of committee stage of the Policing and Crime Bill in the House of Lords on Wednesday 2nd ...

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GCHQ celebrate diversity with a rainbow


The Intelligence service celebrate its diversity and the broadness of its staff in culture and sexuality by lighting up GCHQ in rainbow colours.

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BMH UK’s launch second ‘Shout out to the sistah’s’ list for International Women’s day 2015


BMH UK celebrates International Women's day with their second 'shout out to the sisters' list of exceptional women who are already 'making it happen'. Their outstanding work in the community, nationally and in internationally has all in one way or another assisted in helping the stakeholder groups that BMH UK has been set up to serve. This list of 30 fine and fabulous women is in no particular order because every sister listed here is brilliant and beautiful in their own right we give a massive 'shout out' to:

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BMH UK House of Lords community pre-election meeting prioritises Diaspora’s concerns


A pre-election community round table looking at the issues of social justice, human rights and mental health care and the UK's African Caribbean Black British Diaspora is set to take place at the House of Lords this month, organised by human rights campaigns group Black Mental Health UK (BMH UK).

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BMH UK to host round table on EHRC inquiry on deaths in custody of adults with mental health problems


Human rights campaigns group, Black Mental Health UK is hosting a roundtable on the Equality and Human Right Commission’s inquiry into non-natural deaths of adults with mental health problems in detained setting this week, where health professionals, academics, front line workers and those who use the services from the community will be able to contribute to this work.

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BMH UK among Diaspora delegation at United Nations launch of International Decade on People of African Descent


Black Mental Health UK's director Matilda MacAttram is among the delegates from across the Diaspora attending the official launch of the international Decade for People of African Descent at the UN Headquarters in New York presided over by Sam K. Kutesa, President of the 69th session of the General Assembly on Human Rights Day, 10 December 2014.

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Home Secretary endorses BMH UK’s first print edition of The Solution Magazine


Home Secretary Theresa May MP’s endorsement of Black Mental Health UK’s first print edition of The Solution Magazine, marks a breakthrough in the way the issues that we have been campaigning on for a number of years have been taken up by senior politicians.

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Jonathan Malia’s family vow to continue fight for justice on first anniversary of his inquest verdict


The family of Jonathan Malia, a physically healthy man who tragically died after he was repeatedly restrained while detained at the privately run Cygnet Mental Health hospital in Stevenage in 2013, have vowed to continue their fight for justice on the first anniversary of his inquest which returned a verdict of ‘natural causes’.

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