Sir Simon Wessely, chair of the mental health review
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With very little publicity and dwarfed by Brexit Theresa May has committed herself to a major reform of the Mental Health Act. Last year she convened a meeting at Downing Street and appointed a former president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Sir Simon Wessely. to conduct a review.
This month it published an interim report with a lot of warm words, some constructive proposals and a public admission that far too many people were locked up and a disproportionate number were from the black and ethnic minority communities. A report in the Guardianon May 1 highlighted some of the issues.
This Friday the charity Race on the Agenda will host a conference at the University of East London on the Stratford campus tackling the issues head on by addressing the issue of institutional racism in…
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