BLACK
MENTAL
HEALTH
THIS MONTH'S SPOTLIGHT
In honour of Black History Month, we are  highlighting some of the most influential Black figures in mental health, alongside where mental health care for Black communities still needs to improve.
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TRAIL
BLAZERS
Celebrating Black excellence in mental health.
Mamie Phipps
& Kenneth Clark
In a series of groundbreaking experiments with dolls in the 1940s, the Clarks played a pivotal role in understanding the effects of racial segregation on school-age children. 

They were the first African Americans to receive a PhD in Psychology from Columbia University in the US.
Mamie Phipps Clark and Kenneth Clark with their two children.
Beverley Greene
Professor at St John's University in the US, Beverley Greene is a clinical psychologist who, through her almost 100 psychological publications, has helped shape our understanding of sexism and racism. 

A specialist in the psychology of women, gender and race, Greene was 1 of 16 women to have received the Distinguished Publication Award from the Association for Women in Psychology in 2008.
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Ellen Kitch Childs

After becoming the first African American woman to obtain a PhD in Human Development at the University of Chicago, Ellen Kitch Childs went on to start her own practice offering free therapy sessions to those who didn't have access to the service. Dr Childs advocated for marginalised communities, including members of Black communities, sex workers, people with AIDS, and those living in poverty. 

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In honour of Black History Month, we are  highlighting some of the most influential Black figures in mental health, alongside where mental health care for Black communities still needs to improve.
WHAT
NEEDS
TO BE
IMPROVED?
STILL
9.6%
The percentage of qualified mental health practitioners in England and Wales who are non-white
vs
13%
The percentage of the general population of England and Wales who are non-white
52%
The proportion of Black people who said that discrimination against their hair negatively affected their mental health
Compared with White people, Black people are 
4x
more likely to be detained under then Mental Health Act 
 
BREAKING
BARRIERS
Showcasing organisations working to make a difference.  
BMMUK aims to connect Black people in need of help with Black mental health professionals. 

To make this happen, we want to make mental health topics more relevant and accessible for all Black people in the U.K., removing the stigma and remodelling the services to be relevant for the Black community.
BMMUK aims to connect Black people in need of help with Black mental health professionals. 

To make this happen, we want to make mental health topics more relevant and accessible for all Black people in the U.K., removing the stigma and remodelling the services to be relevant for the Black community.
BMMUK aims to connect Black people in need of help with Black mental health professionals. 

To make this happen, we want to make mental health topics more relevant and accessible for all Black people in the U.K., removing the stigma and remodelling the services to be relevant for the Black community.