The report by the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities has been published by the UK Government today.
Responding to the report, Paul Farmer, Chief Executive at Mind, said: “The conclusions of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities report are disappointing on mental health.
"The report highlights the disparities in mental health care and the impact experiencing racism has on mental health, but does not acknowledge the clear evidence that people from racialized communities within the mental health system are treated differently to others because of their ethnic identity.
"The Independent Review of the Mental Health Act in 2019, as well as many working within services, acknowledge this as institutional and structural racism that requires a sustained and concerted effort to dismantle. The Commission’s recommendations on mental health fall far short of the wholesale changes which most in the sector recognise as essential.”Discrimination Mental Health Act Review Mental health in the media Public Mental Health