We believe Black Lives Matter and black mental health matters.
In mental health – as in other areas of life – there is a huge disparity in how black people are listened to and supported at every level.
We know there’s no easy solution and that there is still a long way to go to ensure everyone experiencing a mental health problem, and other forms of discrimination, is treated equally.
Sadly, George Floyd’s death cannot be viewed in isolation. Many in society will have experienced racism and unequal treatment; and it’s clear that Covid-19 has had a disproportionate impact on our BAME community.
Havering Mind is here to support you. We appreciate your pain, anger and sadness.
Sarah Balser (CEO) and the Havering Mind Team