Matilda MacAttram

Thursday, 12 January 2006

Matilda_MacAttram_UN_headshot__2014_644x733Matilda MacAttram is the founder and director of Black Mental Health UK (BMH UK) and editor of BMH UK's website and and the online an print magazine entitled The Solution.

MacAttram is the author of over a thousand published articles and has specialist expertise in the areas of mental health policy, delivery and legislation. 

Her published work covers  issues of racial justice, international human rights, health inequalities and minorities, criminal justice and the police.

She has also published work on issues of cancer care and ethnic minorities, deaths in custody, Taser, police use of force and state violence.

Matilda also writes for specialist, community and national press on current affairs, politics, the arts, food and culture and is frequently asked to comment in print, radio and broadcast media on issue arising from BMH UK's work.

She is also fellow of the United Nations Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.


Her books include:

 - Towards a Blueprint for Action: building capacity in the black and minority ethnic voluntary community sector providing mental health services (2005).

 - Mental Health: Poverty, Ethnicity and Family Breakdown (2011).

 - Completing the revolution: Transforming Mental Health and Tackling Poverty (2011).

 - Improving Cancer Screening Access for London's African Caribbean communities living with a diagnosis of mental illness (2014).

Invitations to speak

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