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Government to overhaul mental health services for ethnic minorities

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7421.950-f (Published 23 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:950
  1. Debashis Singh
  1. London

    The government has launched a major overhaul of mental health services for ethnic minorities with the publication of a consultation paper.

    The three month consultation with voluntary groups, the health service, and local communities will be the first step in what may be the most radical attempt to address problems of inequality in the mental health service. Under the plans the government will set up at least 80 community based mental health projects across England. These projects will recruit a new workforce of 500 paid staff to work with …

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