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Dr Sarah Wollaston MP, Chairman, Health Select Committee

 
 

Policing & Mental Health, Coercion or Care?

Jun 27. till Jun 27.

ACCI & BMK UK National Conference 2013

Minister of State for Health Norman Lamb MP, Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Bob Jones, Chair of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) David Prior, chair of the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) Dame Anne Owers, chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) Charles Walker MP, Commander Christine Jones, Mental Health Lead for the Metropolitan Police, services director at the African Caribbean Community Initiative (ACCI), Alicia Spence and director of Black Mental Health UK (BMH UK) Matilda MacAttram are among the keynote speakers at this ground breaking national conference on mental health and policing.

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Date
June 27, 20132013-06-27T09:30:48 - June 27, 2013 2013-06-27T04:30:12
Time
9:30 AM 2013-06-27T09:30:48 - 4:30 PM 2013-06-27T04:30:12
Location
Wolverhampton, West Midlands
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Data from the Health Care Commissions's Count Me in Census’ reports from 2005 - 2011 show of all ethnic groups it is peoplefrom the UK’s African Caribbean communities that are 50% more likely to be referred to mental health services via the police than their white counterparts - entry to mental health services via policecustody is the norm for black people.

People who use mental health services account for 50% of those who lose their lives in police custody. It is in the area of mental health and policing that many of the most serious causes for concern have arisen over a number of years but continue to remainunaddressed.

The high profile deaths in police custody cases of Kingsley Burell-Brown, Sean Rigg, Olaseni Lewis, Mikey Powell and Roger Sylvester is further evidence that failures in policing of mental health services users, which is impacting people from Briton’s black communities in greatest numbers.

Professionals responsible for running or commissioning mental health services, who attend this conference will learn first hand what action needs to be taken to improve the treatment of this patient group.

Delegates will find out how joint working and investment in frontline community based services like ACCI, is critical to bringing about improvements in patient experience and professional practice in this important area of mental health care, which crosses policing, mental health and social care professional arena’s.