“The long held dream of living in a world where the colour of one’s skin is no more important than the colour of one’s eyes or where one lives, is fundamental to a person’s physical, financial, spiritual and mental health, all of which are linked.

The link between systemic racism and the disproportionate number of Black people suffering from severe mental ill health is well known as is the fact that despite this; Black men and women are unlikely to receive the right or any treatment. And when we do, the treatment is likely to be the severest form; a detention order.

The recent events remind us that there is an urgent need to put words into action and we call for anti-racism strategies to be implemented in order to improve the experience of those in our communities impacted by mental ill health.

We at African Caribbean Community Initiative (ACCI) recognise that victimisation, profiling, intimidation, discrimination of any kind is repugnant, morally redundant and we stand firmly against it.

ACCI will continue to speak up for the lost voices who cannot speak for themselves, as we all strive to make a difference to the lives of the people in our community of whom we support in the battle to eradicate discrimination. #We stand together as one. Black lives matter.”

From the ACCI Team



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