The reform of the Mental Health Act -white paper responds to the findings of the 2018 independent review of the Act.
As a result, it suggests that Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities have been disproportionately recognised and under-represented within secondary mental health care provision.
In order to ameliorate this, Empower Consultants, GADDUM and ACMHS have formed a partnership to review the situation in Manchester. We have been awarded funding from the government to take part in a pilot of culturally appropriate advocacy to ensure Black, Asian and people from minority ethnic communities get fair access to culturally competent support and care across all mental health care.
The pilot will be delivered from 8th November 2021 till 31st March 2022. We intend to run group Advocacy sessions in hospitals and community settings in Manchester to look at the experiences of BAME communities that are subject to the Mental Health Act 1983.
By working hard together we know that we can produce the following outcomes:
If you are from a BAME community and have experience of giving and receiving support within the limitations of the Mental Health Act. We would like to hear from you.