For many years there has been a higher incidence in the use of the Mental Health Act, nationally, involving people from a BAME background. There have been various national studies and reports over the years, the most recent being via the review of the Mental Health Act by Sir Simon Wessely and from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). In Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust we have commenced a project to understand local rates of the use of the Mental Health Act and how these rates compare with the national rates.
As mental health professionals we want to understand what our communities experience have been and where they have not had experience, what their perception is of the local mental health services.
This information will be used to help the project understand local rates and if any changes are required to the provision of services
We would like to hear more from our BAME community.
Please take some time to help us gather evidence which will help us to improve our service for BAME people.
Your answers are strictly confidential and anonymous.