stereotyped attitudes

Mind is a leading mental health charity in England and Wales and has produced information on many areas of mental health. This factsheet aims to give an overview of how the mental health needs of the African-Caribbean community are negatively affected by many factors, including racism. It highlights examples of racism within the psychiatric system and how it exacerbates mental distress.

Research briefing paper looking at the experiences of children and young people under 18 years caring for a parent or parents with mental health problems defined as 'serious' or 'severe' and 'enduring'.

Report using the lived experience of disabled people to show the extent of the challenges and discrimination faced by disabled people in the UK. It concludes that disabled people must be much more involved in the processes of product and service design and that greater efforts must be made to change public perceptions of disabled people.

This paper looks at barriers to employment for people with mental health problems and at efforts that are being made to support their efforts to find and sustain work. Barriers include: stigma and discrimination; low expectations and a lack of resources; financial disincentives. There is some discussion of government policy and the Pathways to Work scheme.

Research briefing paper examining some of the most common barriers to using and providing health and social care services in rural areas.

This resource defines self-harm and includes a list of facts, information about signs and symptoms, recovery, stigma related to self-harm and a list of useful contacts.

Episode of Woman's Hour in which research showing that families with disabled children still face prejudice in their communities is discussed. Tara Flood, the Director of ‘Alliance for Inclusive Education’, and Srabani Sen, the Chief Executive of ‘Contact a Family’ discuss the issues raised by this research.

This resource provides facts and statistics which relate to the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health problems and looks at the effect this can have on employees and employers.

This report has been compiled by 'Opening Doors in Thanet', a group of older people living in the Isle of Thanet, who are aware of and want to help service-providers understand the difficulties, and improve the lives, of Lesbian, Gay Bi-sexual and Transgendered (LGBT) older people. It is based on the results of a questionnaire sent out to sheltered housing providers, residential homes, nursing homes, care companies and day centres catering for the older population of Thanet.