Mental Health Facts

According to the final Count Me In Census in 2011 some Black Ethnic Minority groups were more likely to be sectioned under the Mental Health Act than white people. A higher than average number of Community Treatment Orders are given to South Asians and Black groups. The authors of the Census report concluded:

 

“Our previous reports have consistently highlighted the need for prevention, early intervention and collaboration across sectors to reduce the risk of admission and detention, without compromising the care given to patients. Mental health services have a key role to play. But partnership between all statutory agencies and organisations outside the healthcare sector, Black and Minority Ethnic communities and those who use services themselves will be needed to achieve this.”