We must start talking about mental health (and wellbeing)

Mental Health Stressedsource: The Voice Online
published: 28 November 2017

Whether it’s the stigma that surrounds people affected by depression or often inadequate NHS treatment, mental health is a key challenge facing black Britons. Next week a major conference is aiming to tackle the vital issues.

Everyone is still digesting the recent announcement during Black History Month of Theresa May launching the Race Disparity Audit across all government departments, which again highlights the nature and impact of structural racism on the black community from housing education, criminal justice, workforce, and culture.

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Humberside Police officers face misconduct hearings over surveillance

Janet Alder cry for justice
Image Credit : Peter Marshall http://www.pamarshall.co.uk

source: BBC News
published: 1 November 2017

Two police officers are to face gross misconduct hearings after it was found surveillance was carried out on the sister of a man who died in custody.

Former paratrooper Christopher Alder, 37, died in Hull in 1998. An inquest found he died unlawfully. His sister, Janet Alder, was placed under surveillance in 2000.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said it “found evidence of a case to answer” for two Humberside Police detective sergeants.

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Grenfell firefighter: MPs should be dragged to look at tower’s shell

Fire Burning Building in Wallsource: The Guardian
published: 21 October 2017

MPs should be “dragged” from parliament to see Grenfell Tower’s shell as a reminder of how their decisions caused the disaster, a firefighter has said.

Lucy Masoud, who worked on the recovery operation after the fire that killed around 80 people, blamed the tragedy on government austerity measures and a contempt for social housing tenants.

Speaking at the Stand Up To Racism national conference, the Chelsea-based firefighter said her colleagues would never get over their experiences on the night of 14 June.

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