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26 May 2011 Research shows a disturbing increase in numbers of black Women using mental health services
22 Dec 2010 Happy Christmas
30 Dec 2009 2009 - A year in review
18 Dec 2009 Jury find police restraint killed service user Mikey Powell
10 Dec 2009 Human Rights Day sees community reflect on governments discriminatory DNA policy
7 Dec 2009 Community health experts say action rather than research is needed in New Horizon’s reforms
7 Dec 2009 David Bennett’s former MP in battle to get her DNA off criminal database
3 Dec 2009 Your community needs you! OBV recruiting for 2010 magistrate scheme
2 Dec 2009 Benjamin Zephaniah’s attendance at Mikey Powell inquest puts spotlight on service users death
30 Nov 2009 Family members of service users who have died in custody voice horror at new IPCC appointment
24 Nov 2009 Human Genetics Commission’s DNA database report welcomed by civil liberties campaigners
20 Nov 2009 OBV director Simon Woolley appointed equalities commissioner
19 Nov 2009 Fear of mental health service users misplaced research shows
18 Nov 2009 Covert ‘DNA tax’ in Queen’s speech slammed by health campaigners
15 Nov 2009 BBC Radio London’s Sunday programme on how DNA database has criminalised Black Briton
12 Nov 2009 Link between cannabis use and mental illness negligible experts say
11 Nov 2009 Home office announcement on DNA database shows a change in government may be good for black Britain
9 Nov 2009 Mikey Powell inquest hears how service user died after being restrained by eight police officers
6 Nov 2009 ‘Diversity In The RAF’ exhibition tour launched to mark Remembrance Day
5 Nov 2009 Mental Health fatalities spotlighted as Coroners and Justice Bill is debated in the Lords
4 Nov 2009 1st anniversary of Mental Health Act sees experts renew warnings over the use of CTOs
3 Nov 2009 Matell launches ‘So In Style’ black Barbie doll
2 Nov 2009 Leaked Home Office e-mails reveal controversial plans to hold onto innocent DNA for up to six years
29 Oct 2009 Inquest into death of service user Mikey Powell while in police custody opens after six year wait
29 Oct 2009 Employing people who have used mental health services makes economic sense
28 Oct 2009 New report shows link to debt and mental ill health
22 Oct 2009 OBV unveil a new generation of political activists
21 Oct 2009 U-turn on Policing and Crime Bill sounds death knell to retention of innocent DNA
20 Oct 2009 Benchmarking needed in commitment to house homeless mental health service users by 2012
19 Oct 2009 DNA database debate at the Dana Centre looks at Science and the Law
13 Oct 2009 Obama’s statesmanship secures him Nobel Peace prize just 10 months after taking office
9 Oct 2009 Service users go to Downing Street on World Mental Heatlh Day in a bid to save essential services
5 Oct 2009 BMH UK campaign raises alarm over plans to remove sectioning safeguards
30 Sep 2009 Power list 2009 features Briton’s most influential black people
29 Sep 2009 Council of Europe warn that those with mental health disabilities shouldn't be denied human rights
28 Sep 2009 Service users go to Downing Street to end axing of Birmingham’s only community mental health service
24 Sep 2009 OBV’s civic leadership programme seeks Lewisham’s future leaders
24 Sep 2009 QCQ survey on mental health provision shows patients let down in critical aspects of care
22 Sep 2009 Community leaders welcome equalities watchdogs condemnation of police DNA advice
21 Sep 2009 Swine flu pandemic threatens sectioning safeguards for mental health patients
16 Sep 2009 Afiya Trust’s launches consultation road show on Government’s New Horizon’s strategy
16 Sep 2009 National Portrait Gallery exhibits England’s most decorated soldier and mental health campaigner
4 Sep 2009 European Court of Human Rights alerted to Home Office’s discriminatory DNA database proposals
1 Sep 2009 Slow progress in improving BME elders mental health Royal College of Psychiatrist report says
31 Aug 2009 BME Mental Health Advocacy Network Manager vacancy at The Afiya Trust
28 Aug 2009 Patients Association report resonates with experience reported to community mental health teams
19 Aug 2009 Unexplained death of psychiatric in-patients at highest level in eight years
17 Aug 2009 Equiano’s epigrams launched on African holocaust remembrance day
14 Aug 2009 BBC Radio WM Saturday show looks at damaging impact of the DNA database on community relations
14 Aug 2009 Dread of stigma keeps doctors silent over their own mental illness

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