black and minority ethnic people

Evening the odds : employment support, mental health and black and minority ethnic communities (Briefing 35)

Paper examining evidence that people from black and minority ethnic communities benefit less than the wider population from mental health employment services and making some suggestions for improving this situation.

Change within : the role of black and minority ethnic community organisations

Paper examining the wide range of organisations which mediate between individuals and the large-scale institutions which strive to engage with the specific needs of different communities. It makes clear how these groups can be part of the answer to questions the UK faces, such as how to make an increasingly diverse society function effectively.

Poverty and ethnicity in the UK

This wide-ranging review of the literature, by Lucinda Platt at the University of Essex, summarises the findings of poverty and ethnicity research since 1991. It describes differences in poverty rates and experiences by ethnic group.

Compact code of good practice on community groups

Code of practice agreed between the UK Government and the community sector in England to promote good relations between the two and a better understanding of the community sector.

Redesigning mental health day services : a modernisation toolkit for London

The London Development Centre, with the support of the Mental Health Foundation, set up the Day Services Modernisation Task Group, drawing on expertise from London’s statutory and voluntary providers, and service users. This modernisation toolkit is the main output of the group. London’s day services, like those found in the rest of the country, represent a broad mix of voluntary, statutory, independent and community based service providers.

Are we there yet? Identifying the characteristics of social care organisations that successfully promote diversity

This discussion paper considers the characteristics of social care organisations that successfully promote diversity, and explores research on the barriers to promoting diversity and how they can be overcome.

Ethnic minorities in the labour market: dynamics and diversity

This research examines the labour market performance of Britain’s ethnic minorities. In particular, it emphasises the diversity of their experience and the dynamic change in the relative positions of ethnic groups between 1991 and 2001. While some groups have improved their labour market position relative to white people, substantial disadvantage remains, both in access to jobs and in earnings once in employment.

Getting the basics right : developing a primary care mental health service in prisons (Policy paper 7)

Paper advocating some first steps in reforming primary care in prisons in England so that the UK Government's policy of 'equivalence', whereby prisoners receive health care in prison which is equivalent to that they would receive outside, can be better achieved.

Statistics 3 : race, culture and mental health

Mind is a leading mental health charity in England and Wales and has produced information on many areas of mental health. This factsheet is targeted at mental health professionals, journalists and students. However, it is also aims to present mental health statistics in a way which makes the subject accessible to all those who are interested in mental health.

HIV-related stigma & discrimination : racial and ethnic minorities

Stigmatisation and discrimination are not new to migrant communities, and the AIDS epidemic has played into and reinforced existing racism and xenophobia. This factsheet looks at the way ethnic and racial groups are often perceived and judged as a group, rather than as individuals. They are stereotyped as being 'aggressive', 'unqualified', 'uneducated', or 'criminal'. There is abundant evidence to refute each of these stereotypes.